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West Des Moines police officer killed in crash

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A West Des Moines Police officer has died following a crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Dallas County Wednesday.

Officer Shawn Miller was traveling southbound on Highway 169 near the intersection of Highway 169 and the westbound I-80 on-ramp when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Officer Miller succumbed to his injuries.

According to LinkedIn, Officer Miller has been with the West Des Moines Police Department since August 1995. He also served with the Iowa Army National Guard.

Funeral arrangements for Officer Miller are pending.

Officer Miller is the third Iowa law enforcement officer to die in 2016. In March, two Des Moines police officers were killed in a crash along Interstate 80 in Dallas County. Officers Susan Farrell and Carlos Puente-Morales died after the patrol vehicle they were driving was struck head-on by a vehicle traveling the wrong direction on the interstate. The officers were transporting a prisoner, Tosha Hyatt, at the time of the crash. Hyatt was also killed. An investigation later showed that the driver of the second vehicle, Ben Beary, who was killed, was drunk at the time of the crash.

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