Posted at: 09/16/2013 11:07 AM

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State Flags to be at Half-Staff for Murdered Police Officer


Jamie Buenting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Flags at the state Capitol and at other public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday to honor a Rockwell City police officer shot and killed last week.
 
Gov. Terry Branstad issued the order Monday.
 
Jamie 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 murder.
 
Flags will be at half-staff at state facilities from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
 
The funeral service for Buenting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at South Central Calhoun Middle School in Rockwell City.
 
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will represent the administration at the funeral.
 
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