Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner

Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner

Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1984

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Bret Nathan Sunner

Officer Bret Sunner was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

His 45-year-old killer was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in prison on January 4, 2015.

Officer Sunner had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his parents and two sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 380

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Died in prison

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I was 13 yrs old when I went to Officer Sunner's funeral out at Cedar Memorial. I was with my father Sgt. Bill Serbousek of the Cedar Rapids Police dept. I know when an officer dies, whether in the line of duty or not, a piece of everyone who's in or has been in, the brotherhood dies when hearing the news. My career was a short one, but, hardly a day goes by without me thinking of the fellow officers I've worked with and how grateful to have been part of that honor. To the friends and family of Officer Sunner my thoughts are with you.

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Steve Serbousek 719

Retired Officer Steve Serbousek #719
Cedar Rapids Police department

August 8, 2019

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