Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # 115
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Deputy John Liebenstein was killed by a vehicle that rammed his patrol car at 90 mph during a pursuit. Deputy Liebenstein was blocking an interstate ramp so the car, which was being driven by a 17-year-old, could not exit the interstate. The juvenile was taken into custody after being treated at a local hospital. He was convicted of first-degree murder and was given a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Deputy Liebenstein had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.