Sergeant Eric John Stein

Sergeant Eric John Stein

Keokuk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, April 4, 2011

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Eric John Stein

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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 54-3

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I can say that I was honored to serve as one of the deputies on gaurd at the funeral home. It was a sad day when we lost Eric. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family again.

Deputy Luke Hruby
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

April 4, 2019

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