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Sergeant Eric John Stein | Keokuk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Keokuk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

Sergeant

Eric John Stein

Keokuk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, April 4, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 54-3

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/4/2011

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Eric Stein was shot and killed as he, the county sheriff, and another deputy attempted to question a man regarding an incident that had occurred the previous night.

The three officers had gone to the man's home on 249th Street, in rural Sigourney, shortly before noon when they were fired upon. Sergeant Stein was struck by the shots and fatally wounded. The sheriff and other deputy took cover and called for assistance.

The subject remained barricaded in his home for about three hours before coming outside with a firearm. He was killed by an Iowa State Patrol tactical unit.

Sergeant Stein had served with the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his 9-year-old daughter, sister, father, and fiancee.

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Sgt. Stein - I can't get use to that "Sergeant" term. We remember the dedicated cop that introduced himself as Eric and always wore the ballcap. It wasn't until you attended your first area intel. meeting that we discovered you were a super cop. Here is the end of an email we just sent out as we approach this terrible anniversary. "...Please remember the ultimate sacrifice he (Sgt. Stein) made and all the Law Enforcement that went to assist. God bless Sgt. Stein, the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office, Eric’s family, and all who continue to wear the badge and try to carry on in his examples of honor and sacrifice." We miss you.

Capt. David Thomas
Fairfield (Iowa) Police Department
March 27, 2014

 

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