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Iowa elementary students honoring fallen officers

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

An Iowa school is remembering two officers killed earlier this year. 

Susan Farrell and Carlos Puente-Morales were two of four people killed in a crash in April. They worked for the Des Moines Police Department.

At Stowe Elementary in Des Moines, a landscaping project, more than 6 months in the making, is starting to take shape.

Students raised more than $700 for two trees to honor the officers.

"That`s what makes us realize that the city is going to be fine. This community, we are going to get through whatever we have to deal with. Those kids are our future," said Sgt. Paul Parizek from the Des Moines Police Dept.

The trees will also help students deal with emotional losses in their own lives.

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