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Keokuk County Patch

Sergeant Eric Stein

Eric Stein

On April 4, 2011, Sergeant Eric Stein was shot and killed as he, the county sheriff, and another deputy attempted to question a man regarding an incident that had occurred the previous night.

The three officers had gone to the man's rural home shortly before noon when they were fired upon. Sergeant Stein was struck and killed. The sheriff and remaining deputy took cover and called for assistance.

The subject remained barricaded in his home for about three hours before coming outside with a firearm. He was killed by the Iowa State Patrol tactical unit.

Sergeant Stein served with the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his 9-year-old daughter, sister, and father.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 05-11-2011 (JGL)