Kevin Cram Death – 33-year-old Algona Iowa police officer shot dead on Thursday morning has been identified. The victim was identified by the officials as Kevin Cram. During a press conference held early Thursday morning, authorities confirmed that the Algona police officer who had been shot the previous evening had passed away. According to a statement released by the Iowa State Patrol, the shooting of the Algona police officer took place in the 1100 block of Minnesota Street at about 8 o’clock on Wednesday evening.
Algona Iowa police officer’s death
Kevin Cram, age 33, was named as the officer who was involved in the shooting by Stephan K. Bayens, the commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Cram has served in law enforcement for a decade. In connection with the death of Cram, 43-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke of Algona has been charged with first-degree murder. Ricke originally evaded capture, which prompted the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office to issue a lockdown order for the people living in Algona.
The individual was taken into prison a few minutes before twelve in the morning. The blue alert, which was issued by state police to notify other law enforcement agencies when a suspect is on the run and poses a threat to other law enforcement officials, has been canceled. In the nighttime hours, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office also issued a “all clear” statement.
Reports from the surrounding area indicate that Ricke had been dealing with legal issues in the weeks preceding up to the shooting. According to the documents kept by the government, he appeared in court hours before the shooting and was charged with harassment of the third degree on August 28. According to one of the officers, he warned the man not to have any further contact with the woman or else he would be arrested for harassment.
Officer Kevin Cram had a decade of experience in the law enforcement field, according to Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the DCI. When he tried to serve an arrest warrant on Kyle Ricke, Ricke allegedly opened fire and killed Cram. Condolences are been sent to the family members of Kevin Cram.
Kevin Cram obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members
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