DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A mountain lion killed by Des Moines police officers last year will be on display at the Iowa State Fair.
The department announced Monday that the animal will become part of its collection of Des Moines police historic artifacts. The animal was shot in a resident's back yard in October.
Police say the Iowa Department of Natural Resources examined the mountain lion and then returned it to the department to be mounted by a taxidermist. A donation from the Des Moines Police Burial Association paid for the work.
The mountain lion can be seen in the Iowa DNR building during the 2013 fair, and will then be returned for permanent display at the Des Moines Police Museum.
The station museum is open weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
- Local family shares story of premature birth
- Area climate activists voice their opinions over Trump's policies
- Popular Netflix series starts suicide conversation
- Local police, organization work to reduce excessive drinking behavior
- Road closures in La Crosse this weekend
- Get rid of your unused or unwanted prescription medications this Saturday
- News 8 Sports Round Up- April 29, 2017
- La Crosse marshland gets a cleanup
- La Crosse Neighbors Day moves ahead with new leadership
- ATF lets some Minnesota gun buyers skip background checks