Funeral Services Held for Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith

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INDEPENDENCE, IOWA — Funeral services were held Friday morning for Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith in his hometown of Independence.

Smith was killed in the line of duty one week ago in Grundy Center. Smith was a 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol.

Funeral services were held at Independence Community High School, followed by a private burial ceremony. Governor Kim Reynolds has asked that flags be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of Sgt. Smith’s sacrifice.

A memorial for Sgt. Smith has been set up at his command post in Oelwein. His squad car is parked outside the post where its been decorated with flowers, balloons and notes of thanks.

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