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Ground breaking for the new location of WCF Financial Bank on April 16.

 • Iowa Falls Police Officers identified in April 17 shooting.


On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 1:20 p.m. the Iowa Falls Police Department responded to an emergency call of an armed suicidal man at 413 College Avenue. After law enforcement arrived, the subject, Leighton C. Fitz, (pictured) age 25, exited the residence armed with several weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest.  Fitz refused to obey commands from officers on scene, and reached for a weapon.  After refusing to drop the weapon, officers fired rounds, fatally striking Fitz. On April 18, 2014, an autopsy was conducted at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner on the body of Leighton Fitz by Dr. Michelle Catellier.  Dr. Catellier determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds.  The manner of death will be certified as a homicide.

The names of the officers involved with this incident are now being released.  Trooper Jeremy Schaffer, a 7-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol, Trooper Kyle Haack, a 13-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol, Officer Joe Metz, a 17-year veteran of the Iowa Falls Police Department, Officer Bryce Knudsen, a 25-year veteran of the Iowa Falls Police Department, and a Special Agent with 7 years of experience in the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement were identified as the officers who discharged their weapons, striking Fitz.  All officers are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, along with the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Hardin County Sheriff’s, the Iowa Falls Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner are assisting in the investigation.The Hardin County Attorney’s office has requested that the Iowa Attorney General’s Office review the facts surrounding this incident.  The facts of the investigation will be forwarded to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for their review. 

 • Special meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Tuesday.

 The Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will meet Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The purpose of this meeting is to interview a potential candidate for school principal. This meeting is expected to be a closed session.

 • Special Work Session for the Webster City City Council on Monday.

 There will be a special work session for the Webster City City Council this Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.  The session is for the purpose of drafting an animal control ordinance. There will be no action taken during this session. The council will take final action on the ordinance at a future meeting.

 • Work on Second Street in Webster City to begin this Monday.
 • Friends of the Kendall Young Library Book Sale begins May 1.



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