Iowa Department of Public Safety
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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
September 16, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Update: Officer Fatality

An autopsy has been completed on Rockwell City police officer, 37 year old Jamie Buenting.  The Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office has ruled that the death of Officer Buenting was caused by a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death will be certified as homicide.

Officer Buenting was participating as part of regional tactical team that was attempting to execute an arrest warrant on 32 year old Corey Trott for a prior incident. 

Trott has been charged with 1st degree murder in the death of Officer Buenting. 

Additional inquiries should be directed to Division of Criminal Investigation, Assistant Director Gerard Meyers at (515) 249-7266.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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