A community says goodbye to a hero.
The funeral for Algona Police Officer Kevin Cram was held this morning in a packed Algona High School Gym.
The funeral opened with music and a procession of hundreds of law enforcement officers who walked past Officer Cram’s casket and saluted during an emotional beginning to a service to the man who had protected the community of Algona since 2015
Last Wednesday, Officer Cram was killed while trying to serve a warrant on 43 year old Kyle Ricke who was wanted for harassment.
At around 8pm that night he was shot and would later die at the hospital.
Algona Police Chief Bo Miller said, “In these past few days telling stories and hearing stories, almost every story about Kevin was talking about him always giving, he always gave. That’s who Kevin Cram was.. A great man,”
Chief Miller said. “No matter what he was doing it was always for good.”
Officer Cram leaves behind his wife, three boys, his law enforcement family and a community that was like a family that is feeling his great loss today.
A loss that has gained support from the public for a law enforcement community that has been beaten down in recent years.
Chief Miller says there is not one officer right now that hasn’t questioned why they do a job where their life is on the line everyday. He says there have been many conversations about how right now is the worst time to be in law enforcement:
“I do not believe that to be true. Right now is the most important time in law enforcement in this country. Law enforcement must stand hand in hand and be stronger now more than ever.”
According to his obituary Officer Cram was a Corwith-Wesley-LuVern High School graduate and a graduate of Iowa’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He began his law enforcement service in Nora Springs ten years ago.
To all of those in law enforcement or are a loved one of someone in law enforcement we at Alpha Media News want to thank you for what you do in the line of duty to protect and serve our community. And our thoughts and prayers go out to you especially today