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 Donald Eustice was shot and killed while serving mental commitment papers on a subject.

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

The subject, 64, was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to a mental institution at St. Peter where he died in 1984.

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 Died in mental hospital in 1984

civil papers, EDP

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