Police Officer Jamie Buenting was shot and killed during a standoff at a home on Pleasant Street at approximately 1:40 am.
Officers had responded to the home approximately four hours earlier after receiving a report that a man wanted for felony domestic assault was at the location. The man refused to exit the home when officers arrived and barricaded himself inside. The subject fired a single shot at approximately 1:40 am and struck Officer Buenting, killing him.
The subject remained barricaded inside his home until surrendering at approximately 5:30 am. On September 5, 2014, he was found guilt of first degree murder.
Officer Buenting had served with the 4- officer Rockwell City Police Department for eight years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.
Rockwell City Police Department
End of Watch: Sep. 13, 2013