I've been getting texts and calls about donating to the families of the two Des Moines area police officers killed ambush style, so here's how you an do it. 

A bunch of GoFundMe accounts have been set up, but not by the police stations and not by the families. I'm not saying those folks are trying to steal money, but I am saying you can't be sure, you know?

So, if you'd like to help the family, donate to the Des Moines Police Officers’ Credit Union on Square.


KIMT spoke with Jeremy Ryal, the Mason City Police Department crime prevention coordinator...

“So like in this case, [check] directly with the police department,” said Ryal. “Check with what they recommend because they will obviously want to support their officers families in any way they can. And they’re going want to make sure those funds come to the place that people intend them to come to.”