Deputy Sheriff John Warren Liebenstein

Deputy Sheriff John Warren Liebenstein

Rice County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, May 3, 1996

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John Warren Liebenstein

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, 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 Rice County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

juvenile offender, roadblock, vehicle pursuit

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Deputy Sheriff Liebenstein,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rice County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 3, 2022

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