Funeral arrangements announced for Officer Justin Martin


Urbandale police Officer Justin Martin

by Alex Kirkpatrick, Digital Editor

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa — Funeral arrangements have been planned for Officer Justin Martin, a Simpson alumnus who was gunned down early Wednesday in Urbandale.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday and the funeral service will be held at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at South Calhoun Middle School at 1000 Tonwanda Ave. in Rockwell City.

Those who wish to attend the funeral service are asked to approach the middle school from the east and park in the east side parking lot. Overflow public parking will be in the residential area to the east of the school.

Following the funeral service, those who wish to attend the graveside ceremony are asked to go to Rosehill Cemetery. Parking will be across the street from the cemetery.

There will also be a candlelight vigil for both officers killed Friday at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at Walker Johnston Park and is open to the community.