URBANDALE, IOWA — One was fresh out of the police academy and a rookie on the Urbandale, Iowa, police force. The other was a seasoned Des Moines police sergeant, an avid sports fan and father of three.
Officer Justin Martin and Sgt. Anthony Beminio were each sitting alone in their separate police cars when they were shot and killed early Wednesday morning, in what the Des Moines Police Department characterized as separate “ambush-style” attacks.
By midday, police had arrested a suspect, Scott Michael Greene, a local with a history of altercations with the police, but a community was left reeling.