BELMOND, Iowa – Sgt. Anthony Beminio has several ties to North Iowa, including that his father is the former police chief in Belmond. His father Frank is also a current city councilman.
Mayor Darrel Baxter is from the neighboring town of Alexander but was in Belmond today to offer his support to the community. He knows Sgt. Beminio’s father, and his wife works with the mother of the officer’s children.
He says hearing the news was shocking.
“Your heart automatically sinks,” Baxter said. “You have to be there for the family, they need the love.”