Police Chief Larry Schoop of the Rockwell Iowa Police Department in Iowa reported that Officer Jamie Buenting, 37, was shot and killed about 1:40 a.m. Friday during an attempted arrest of a suspect wanted on a felony domestic assault warrant.

Officers went to an address on Pleasant Street following a tip that the suspect, Corey Trott, was there.  Officers confirmed that Trott was at the location, however, he refused to surrender and barricaded himself inside the house. Officers surrounded the house and a standoff ensued for a few hours.

During the standoff, officers saw movement inside the house and again attempted to convince the suspect to surrender.  Trott still refused to surrender.  During the second contact with officers, Trott fired a single gunshot, striking Officer Buenting.

Officer Buenting was transported to Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City Iowa where he later died.  The Calhoun County Sheriff Department and the Iowa Highway Patrol then assisted the Rockwell City Police in the barricaded gunman standoff.

The suspect remained inside the house for an additional 4 hours while a tactical team was brought in to forcibly enter the house.  Just prior to the team entering the house, Trott surrendered to officers outside the house.

Officer Jamie Buenting served the Rockwell Police Department for 8 ears and had  a total law enforcement career of 12 years.  He is survived by his wife and two small children.

Officer Jamie Buenting, gone but never forgotten.  EOW: Friday, September 13, 2013

“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow GraFX”

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