Jeffrey Meyer Death | Jeffrey Meyer Obituary – 51 years old Jeffrey Meyer was shot and killed in a police related incident in Altoona on Monday, 7th of September 2020. Altoona police stated that they were called about a suspicious person near the Motel 6 located at 3225 Adventureland Drive around 8:33 a.m on Monday. When they arrived, Jeffrey Meyer of Des Moines was on the east side of the parking lot armed with a gun in his hand.
Altoona police, along with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, began to negotiate with Meyer to put the gun down and de-escalate the situation. At approximately 9:08 a.m., after repeated failed attempts to negotiate and de-escalation, officers reported “shots fired.” Meyer was shot and declared dead at the scene. No officers were injured in the shooting. According to the Altoona Police Department, the two officers who shot Meyer are Detective David Lowe (7 years of service) and Polk County Deputy Jason Tart (9 years of service). Investigations are ongoing.