Susan Farrell, beloved wife, mother, daughter, friend, and police officer passed away in the line of duty on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Hope (925 Jordan Creek Pkwy West Des Moines) with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday at Lutheran Church of Hope.

Susan Louise Farrell was born June 2, 1985, in Des Moines, Iowa where she grew up and graduated from Southeast Polk High School in the class of 2003. She continued her education at Hamilton College, earning her degree in criminal justice.

Following graduation, Susan took a position with the Polk County Jail as a detention officer and had been promoted to deputy in April 2015. Susan was also a member of the response team where she had been awarded the Commendation and Life Saving Awards. Most recently, Susan had graduated in the 73rd Recruit Class and took a position with the Des Moines Police Department.

Susan was living out her lifelong dream and was truly proud of being a police officer. She was blessed with a strong work ethic and had begun to further her education within the police department.

Outside of work, Susan enjoyed shotgun and bow hunting with friends, craft shows, camping and riding horses with Jesse. Most of all, she treasured time spent with Jesse, Ryleigh, and her family who all held a special place in her heart.

Susan will be deeply missed by her husband, Jesse Farrell; daughter, Ryleigh Farrell; mother, Peggy (John) Maschke; father, Stephen (Trish) Michalski; siblings, Chris (Judy) Spray, Cassie (Sean) Michalski, and Jeff Meyer; and step-brother, John Prock. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Stephen and Gladys Michalski and Larry and Karen Spray.

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