Rest In Peace, Deputy Steve Maciejewski . . . we honor your life of dedicated service and pray for the comfort of your loved ones, both blood and blue!

From the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Deputy Steve Maciejewski who collapsed yesterday while working his assignment at the 24-7 desk. Attempts to revive him at the Public Safety Building and Sanford Hospital were unsuccessful.

Please keep his wife Rhonda, children Joe and Grace, and the rest of Steve’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve began his career at the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office in September of 1995 in the Jail as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Deputy in the Jail, and later moved to the Patrol Division. He spent several years on Patrol. Steve was later assigned to patrol the town of Hartford where he forged relationships with community members, often spending time chatting over coffee. Steve was currently assigned to the 24/7 program, where he and the staff helped keep the community safe by ensuring people maintained sobriety.

Steve was the driving deputy behind the Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program for many years. This was simply further proof of him being a good influence on those around him by guiding young people.

Steve’s steadiness, good nature, and excellent decision making was well known. Not from him, as he was a quiet man who would talk about his children and family, but not about himself. But we knew him to be a solid deputy, devoted family man, and great friend. Steve loved his work and those he worked with- and for. He will truly be missed.

– Sheriff Mike Milstead

Deputy Steve Maciejewski is gone, but will never be forgotten.

E.O.W. April 3, 2018

Steve Maciejewski

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