ROCKWELL CITY -Jamie Buenting has been identified as the Rockwell City police officer who was shot and killed during an overnight standoff.
Corey Trott, 32, of Rockwell City, has been taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, according to information provided at a press conference at the Rockwell City Fire Department today.
According to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mike Motsinger, at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Calhoun County dispatch was notified that Trott, who was wanted on a felony assault warrant, was at a home at 502 Pleasant St., Rockwell City.
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Cassandra Lewis, of Fort Dodge, holds on to her gun while Jamie Buenting, an instructor with Iowa Firearms Safety & Tactics, observes her shooting at the annual No Woman Left Inside event at Brushy Creek on June 9, 2012. Buenting was killed in a shootout on Friday in Rockwell City.
A number of officers responded, and a shot was reportedly fired at 1:40 a.m. today. Buenting was transported to Stewart Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Buenting, who was a full-time law enforcement officer with the Rockwell City Police Department for the past eight years, had been employed as a law enforcement officer since 1999.
Additionally, he served as a member on a regional Special Emergency Response Team and was a certified firearms instructor on handgun, shotgun and rifle, through both the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and through the NRA Law Enforcement Division.