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Immense outpour of support in wake of Iowa police murders

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Scene outside of the Urbandale Police Department this afternoon. Scene outside of the Urbandale Police Department this afternoon.
Sign outside of Urbandale High School where Officer Martin was killed. Sign outside of Urbandale High School where Officer Martin was killed.
Scene outside the Des Moines Police Department this morning. Scene outside the Des Moines Police Department this morning.
Memorial outside of Urbandale High School where Officer Martin was killed. Memorial outside of Urbandale High School where Officer Martin was killed.
DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Two Iowa police officers are dead and a suspect is in custody after an early morning ambush of the officers as they sat in their patrol cars while on duty.

The first happened just after 1 this morning near Urbandale High School.

About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was also found dead just 2 miles away.

Around 9:15 a.m. the suspect, Scott Greene, turned himself in without incident when he flagged down a DNR officer as he walked along a rural road in Redfield.

The victims were Urbandale officer Justin Martin and Sergeant Tony Beminio with the Des Moines Police Department.

Since the murders the two communities have been showing their support.

Many people have brought water and snacks to the departments and are putting flowers on memorials.

"I was shocked I've heard a lot of this happening in our country lately but I didn't ever realize it would happen in our community," says Sophie Catus of Johnston.

The scene where Officer Martin was killed sits right outside Urbandale High School, a  memorial now sits in it's place including a sign reading, "Real heroes don't wear capes."

At the Urbandale Police Department flowers are being dropped off by the dozens and officers are being thanked.

"Tragic because it was like the police officers, the people who are supposed to be keeping us safe," Ellie Clausen of Johnston told us.

"Saddened and shocked just hard to believe that Urbandale Iowa, that this happened, really senseless," Liz Lee of Urbandale says.

The Des Moines Police Department was home to Sgt. Beminio and is also being flooded with flowers and love.

An officer could be seen praying near the memorial.

The Urbandale Fire Department stopped by with flowers, from one hurt community to another.

We are told the community is tight knit and will lean on each other to get through this most horrific time.

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