Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 13-24
Incident Date: 9/13/2013
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Charged with murder
Police Officer Jamie Buenting was shot and killed during a standoff at a home on Pleasant Street at approximately 1:40 am.
Officers had responded to the home approximately four hours earlier after receiving a report that a man wanted for felony domestic assault was at the location. The man refused to exit the home when officers arrived and barricade himself inside. The subject fired a single shot at approximately 1:40 am and struck Officer Buenting, killing him.
The subject remained barricaded inside his home until surrendering at approximately 5:30 am. He was charged with first degree murder.
Officer Buenting had served with the 4-officer Rockwell City Police Department for eight years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.