4 Fort Dodge Officers Identified in Officer Involved Shooting That Led to One Death
Four Fort Dodge officers have been identified as being involved in the officers involved shooting that occurred last Saturday in a residence last Saturday in Fort Dodge.
According to a a release from the Fort Dodge Police Department the four officers experience on the force range from 19 to 2 years. They are, Officer Nicholas Ruggles, Sergeant Matthew Webb, Officer Andrew Lane and Officer Matthew English
They have each been interviewed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
According to the Fort Dodge Police Department, on March 16th, 2024, at approximately 8:40 A.M., officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department responded to a distress call at 1525 4th Ave South in Fort Dodge. Officers were dispatched to the scene where it was reported that an individual within the residence was exhibiting out of control behavior which allegedly included the injuring of a dog within the residence. Once officers were on scene, they were made aware that the subject had an active warrant for violation of probation, original charge domestic abuse. Officers entered the residence and encountered a male subject armed with two knives that ran at the officers. As a result, an officer on scene discharged his firearm resulting in the death of the individual.
All four officers remain on critical incident leave while the incident is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

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