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Occurred : 7/21/2014 22:54 (Entered as : 07-21-14 22:52)
Reported: 7/21/2014 9:05:42 PM 21:05
Posted: 7/26/2014
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:.45
Orange burning ball traveling north. At one time the ball shot eastbound then continued northbound.

On 07-21-14 around 2254hrs I was patrolling the area of western Polk County. I am a law enforcement officer.

I observed a burning ball (orange in color). I observed the object as it was directly above my location. The object then proceeded northbound, and during this trajectory, the object briefly shot east, then continued northbound until it completely faded away.

As the object was fading away, it would burn low then burn bright. I did capture the object on my IPhone but the resolution is pretty poor.