Police, family members react to cop killer's admission

DES MOINES - In the Polk County courtroom on Friday, family members of the two fallen police officers Urbandale officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Sgt. Tony Beminio took the stand to share how admitted cop killer Scott Greene impacted their families.

"Tony was a husband, adored by me," said Zoe Beminio, Tony's wife. "We had planned a long and happy life together. On November 2, 2016, all of that changed with no warning. he wasn't finished being the best he could be, an dI wasn't ready for him to be gone from my life forever. Although our family feels broken, we know the actions by this individual will not define us...Memories of his extraordinary life will lift us and carry us, and will inspire us in the time to come. A hero remembered never dies."

Fellow law enforcement from both departments crowded into the courtroom to see justice served.

"Today was another step toward healing, never gonna happen, but continue to move forward," said Sgt. Chad Underwood from the Urbandale Police department. "And I'll honor and support Justin and those around him."

"I know I'm not satisfied," said Sgt. Paul Parizek from Des Moines. "I'm very angry, my friend died. It's often said, when a police officer dies it's not just the agency that suffers it's the community, and that's the truth."

 


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