Fallen Algona, Iowa police officer Kevin Cram laid to rest Wednesday
(ABC 6 News) – Fallen Algona, Iowa police officer Kevin Cram was laid to rest on Wednesday morning surrounded by family, friends, and his community.
Cram’s funeral was held in the Algona Community School gym, followed by a procession from the school to the Corwith Cemetery where a private graveside service was held. Many community members found a spot along the route to pay respects to Cram before his burial.
“When he received a call at work, no one ever had to worry about it. You knew he was going to handle that with compassion, and he was gonna handle it with professionalism,” Algona Police Chief Bo Miller said at the service.
The school’s gym was packed with family, community members and fellow law enforcement officers.
“The heavy presence is quite apparent in this gymnasium today. The amount of sacrifices made in the past by those men and women is incredible. So, why did they choose to drive to Algona today? To show their support to our community, show their support to the local law enforcement and to Laura and the boys, to Mark, Steve, Randy and the entire family,” said Kendall Pals, a retired Algona police chief. “That would have been the support the type of support that Kevin would have offered.”
Officer Cram was killed in the line of duty last week while serving an arrest warrant.
Officer Cram was attempting to make an arrest Sept. 13 when a suspect shot and killed him, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Cram, a 33-year-old husband and father, was a 10-year law enforcement veteran who had been an officer in Algona since 2015.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Law Enforcement Center in Algona Sunday to honor the life of officer Cram.
Read Officer Cram’s obituary, HERE.