Sergeant Eric Stein
Keokuk County Iowa Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Monday, April 4, 2011
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: 54-3
Deputy 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. Deputy Stein was struck by the shots and fatally wounded. The sheriff and other 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 an Iowa State Patrol tactical unit.
Deputy Stein had served with the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. He is survived by his 9-year-old daughter, sister, and father.