OBITUARY

Sergeant Anthony "Tony" Beminio

November 21, 1977November 2, 2016
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Anthony “Tony” Beminio, 38, ended his final watch on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

Anthony David Beminio was born November 21, 1977, in Fort Dodge, IA, to Frank and Patricia (Sweeney) Beminio. Tony grew up in Eagle Grove and Iowa City, and attended Iowa City West where he excelled in football and wrestling. Following graduation, Tony continued his education and athletic career which ended at Simpson College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and later the University of Cincinnati where he earned his Master's of Science Degree.

Tony began his law enforcement career in 2001 when he took the oath to protect and serve with the Indianola Police Department. In 2005, Tony transferred to Des Moines and was currently serving as one of the Des Moines Police Department’s finest. He took a leadership role when he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Tony also served in many areas of the department including the Metro S.T.A.R. Team. Tony was a humble man who was honored and dedicated to protect and serve the community. He also spent time as a school resource officer (SRO) at local schools, and was loved and respected by his brothers and sisters in blue.

Tony was also a devoted husband to his wife, Zoe, and wonderful father to his three children, Cameron, Haley, and Maddox. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes fan, and enjoyed deer hunting and riding his Harley Davidson. Most of all, Tony treasured time spent with Zoe, attending his children’s athletic events, and being together as a family.

Tony will be deeply missed by his wife, Zoe Beminio; children: Cameron Beminio, Haley Beminio and Maddox Beminio; his parents, Patricia and Frank Beminio; sister, Krista Beminio; nieces: Jillian Eberly, Katelyn Eberly and nephew Jakoby Carolus. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Geneva and Francis Sweeney and paternal grandparents: Myrtle and Fauncey Beminio.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Anthony Beminio Memorial Fund at the Des Moines Police Officer’s Credit Union.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 6, 2016
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 7, 2016
  • Interment Monday, November 7, 2016
REMEMBERING

Sergeant Anthony "Tony" Beminio

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Matt & Heather Savage

November 8, 2016

Blessed are the peacemakers. Gone too soon. Rest in peace, we have the watch now.

David and Shelby Messerly

November 8, 2016

Tony I watched you grow up to be a man. But the great times I had coaching you and knowing you as a young child will always be with me. Like you I followed in your fathers foot steps. You had a great role model. Thank you for being part of my life. Prayers to your beautiful family. I will miss you state champ. RIP brother in blue. Blue Lives Matter.

November 7, 2016

he will bw miss

Linda A. Ford

November 7, 2016

There is a special place in Heaven for heroes like you Tony - thank you for protecting us. God, please hold his family and all that love and will miss him so dearly close and help them heal their pain.

Patrick Milewsky

November 7, 2016

May you rest in Peace brother in Blue. We have the watch from here. You and your family are in my family's prayers.


Deputy Patrick Milewsky
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Largo, Fl

Jessie Hendrickson

November 7, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so very sorry for the tragic lose of Anthony. He was a Hero every day, and I am so grateful to him. God Bless, and his love be with you and give you strength.

Sandi Morse

November 7, 2016

No words can take away the sadness and loss that you're feeling but as time goes by and you begin to smile a little more, always be proud in knowing that he was a hero to all us and we thank you so much for sharing him. Take care and may God bless you all and dry your tears.

November 7, 2016

God bless you and your family. I pray He brings you strength and comfort during this most difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Becky Hastie-Maddox's Indianola Preschool teacher

Jenna Goodwin

November 7, 2016

We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

Robbie Peel

November 7, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss.