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Deputy Sheriff John Warren Liebenstein | Rice County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota Rice County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

John Warren Liebenstein

Rice County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, May 3, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 115

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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

 

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