Rockwell City, IA officer killed; 1 man charged with murder
Memorial for slain officer Jamie Buenting outside the Rockwell City Police Dept.
ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Officials say a police officer in the small northern Iowa community of Rockwell City has been shot to death after responding to a standoff.
Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Michael Motsinger said at a news conference Friday morning that officer Jamie Buenting was hit by a single gunshot and died in the early morning standoff.
Officers had responded to a home after receiving a report Thursday night.
Officers arrested 32-year-old Corey Trott and charged him with first-degree murder. He was held in the Sac County Jail and information about upcoming court appearances weren't available.
Buenting was 37. He was married with two young children.
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