Kevin Cram, Algona police officer shot and killed in Algona, IA shooting, suspect at large

Officer Kevin Cram was killed
Officer Kevin Cram was shot dead


Kevin Cram, an Algona, Iowa, police officer, was fatally shot in the 1100 block of Minnesota Street. Read on to know more about the shooting incident.

What happened to Kevin Cram?

Kevin Cram, an Algona police officer, was shot and killed by a dangerous suspect. The suspect was named as Kyle Lou Ricke and he is still at large.

Ricke ought to be regarded as hazardous and armed. You shouldn’t approach him. Lockdown orders have been issued for the Algona area.

Andrew Lavrenz posted about this news on social media, saying,

Kevin Cram….. that is the name we need to remember…..
Not the scum that took his life. He was simply a husband and father doing his job.
Remember the name Kevin Cram

Who is the suspect?

Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, has been named as the shooter. A police officer was shot on the 1100 block of Minnesota Street in Algona, Iowa, at around 8:00 p.m. The shooter is still at large. 

Kyle Lou Ricke is a 43-year-old Algona resident. Ricke is a Caucasian male that is 5’11”, 190 pounds, and has a shaved head. He has blue eyes. He could be seen operating a black 2021 Chevrolet Silverado with the Iowa licence plate JMV612. 

Ricke’s whereabouts are unknown, therefore anyone with information is urged to phone the Iowa State Patrol at (712) 732-1341 or 911.

suspect Kyle Lou Ricke, 43
Suspect Kyle Lou Ricke, 43



Kyle Lou Ricke of Algona was recently arrested by Minnesota authorities. Social media posts from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department indicate that everything is “all clear” at the moment.

Police reported that a multi-jurisdictional press conference on an officer-involved shooting that took place on the evening of Wednesday, September 13, 2023, in Algona, Iowa, will be held at 11:00 this morning.

A police officer was shot in the 1100 block of South Minnesota Street in Algona. Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, of Algona, who ended up being arrested in Minnesota, has been named as the gunman.

Members of the Algona Police Department, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, the Kossuth County Attorney’s Office, the Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Iowa Department of Public Safety will be present at the press conference this morning.

Tributes to Kevin:

Scott Glawe posted,

Kevin was a great guy and will be missed!! This whole family has been like family to me since we were little kids and it’s truly unbelievable that this happened. Prayers out to the entire Cram family and everyone involved last night!

Salute to the Fallen Foundation posted,

Our Sincerest Condolences go out to the family of Officer Kevin Cram, and the entire Algona police department. This is a sad day for Iowa and the surrounding communities.

Marie Cook posted,

So sorry for the loss of one of our dedicated officers. They put their lives on the line every day. Sending Thoughts, Prayers and Big Hugs to the family and the Police Departments

RichardKathryn Dalen commented,

Condolences to Officer’s Family and algona department.

BJ Hoffman posted,

Officer Kevin Cram selflessly laid down his life doing what he’d been called to do. Today, remember that the women and men that don the badge each and every day knowingly go to work with zero guarantees.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”- Matthew 5:9


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