Hundreds turn out for slain Iowa officer’s funeral

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — A slain Rockwell City police officer has been buried in the community he served for eight years.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1eoqvrv) that the Tuesday funeral service for 37-year-old Jamie Buenting drew an estimated 800 to 1,000 police officers and firefighters from Iowa and surrounding states. They joined hundreds of others in the gym at South Central Calhoun Middle School. Buenting was buried in Rosehill Cemetery later in the day.

Buenting, a married father of two, was shot during a standoff early Friday in Rockwell City. Police arrested 32-year-old Corey Trott and charged him with first-degree murder in Buenting’s death.

Buenting’s 7-year-old daughter, Kalie, read a note at her father’s funeral she penned after his death, asking God to make sure he “gets the best place in Heaven.”

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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