Sheriff Donald D. Eustice

Sheriff Donald D. Eustice

Waseca County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 1976

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Donald D. Eustice

Sheriff Eustice was shot and killed while serving papers. As he and another deputy approached the suspect's home, the suspect acknowledged them and shot Sheriff Eustice in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun. Sheriff Eustice was unarmed. The other deputy then ordered the man to drop his gun and took him into custody.

The suspect was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to a mental institution.

Sheriff Eustice had served in law enforcement for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Committed

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Your influence has cast far and long. Your presence as a father continues to help cops through your son. Who has guided myself as both a father and a cop to sort through this dual life we lead; helping me to be more effective at both through understanding. He is both kind and wise as I imagine the apple fell near the tree. I cannot think of anything of which a man would be more proud and satisfied than knowing his picked up the flag and continued the march. God bless you.


March 2, 2020

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