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Funeral services were held Jan. 3 for former state legislator and former Council Bluffs resident Jack McCoy, who died at the very end of 2014 at the South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida.

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Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was a Walnut native, Council Bluffs resident and veteran of the force of seven-and-a-half years. She died May 20 in the line of duty after being shot by Marcus Wheeler, whom officers were attempting to arrest on a felony warrant.

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Arnold Allen Peterson, 71, the retired pastor of Cavalry Baptist Church in Glenwood and husband of former Council Bluffs Public Library Director Barbara Peterson, died Sept. 30 at Arden Courts Memory Care Community in Richardson, Texas.

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Iowa Rep. Jack Drake, a Pottawattamie County native and the longest-tenured Republican in the House, died Oct. 11 of natural causes. He was 81.