- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff in honor of two Des Moines police officers killed in a car crash while on duty.

The flags will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday and Friday to honor officers Susan Farrell and Carlos Puente-Morales.

Farrell and Puente-Morales were killed early Saturday when their police cruiser was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 80 west of Des Moines. A prisoner being transported by the officers and the other driver were also killed.

Farrell is scheduled to be buried Wednesday and Puente-Morales will be buried Friday.

The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the state’s control.

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