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POLICE STANDOFF: Wanted Man Allegedly Kills Officer

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An Iowa police officer is dead following an overnight standoff in Rockwell City.

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation says Rockwell City police officer Jamie Buenting was shot during the standoff and died at the Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City.

The DCI says the incident started around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when the Calhoun County dispatch learned the location of a wanted man. Rockwell City police were notified 32-year-old Corey Trott, who was wanted for assault, was at the home at 502 Pleasant Street.

Officers went to the location and surrounded the home. Around 1:15 a.m. Friday officers noticed some activity in the house and made contact with Trott. At 1:40 a.m. officers approached the home and Trott allegedly fired one shot, which struck Officer Buenting.

The Iowa State Patrol was called in to help with the standoff and at 5:32 a.m. Trott surrendered to authorities. He is charged with first degree murder and is being held in the Sac County Jail.

Officer Buenting was an eight-year member of the Rockwell City Police Department and had worked in law enforcement for 12 years. He leaves behind a wife and two small children.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to the family of Officer Jamie Buenting may do so at First Community Bank branches.

The First Community Bank has branches in Rockwell City, Newell, Fonda and Pomeroy.

Those looking to mail a donation can send their gift to P.O. Box 268, Rockwell City, Iowa 50579.