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Police Officer Jamie Daniel Buenting | Rockwell City Police Department, Iowa Rockwell City Police Department, Iowa

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Jamie Daniel Buenting

Rockwell City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Friday, September 13, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 13-24

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Guilty of first degree murder

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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. On September 5, 2014, he was found guilty of 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.

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