(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement regarding the death of Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting, who was killed early today in the line of duty:
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to Officer Bunting’s family, his law enforcement family, and his friends. Iowans are grateful for his service, his selfless bravery and his willingness to put his life on the line to protect his fellow officers and the public.
“This senseless tragedy reinforces that we must support our law enforcement community, and we are thankful for their daily sacrifice and commitment to protect and serve us all. Officer Bunting made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Calhoun County Attorney Tina Meth-Farrington has referred the criminal prosecution to the Office of the Attorney General’s Area Prosecutions Division.