Deputy Sheriff John Warren Liebenstein

Deputy Sheriff John Warren Liebenstein

Rice County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, May 3, 1996

John Warren Liebenstein

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.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

Most Recent Reflection

View all 12 Reflections

John
There is not one day that at some point I think of you and your wonderful family.. You had been assigned to an ATF Task force, and we had just completed a homicide case. We had each other and you are very much missed !!!

Sergeant Investigator-(Retired)
Rice County Sheriffs Department

May 3, 2016

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.