Sergeant Brendan Zeimet Maquoketa Police Department Date of Incident: 04-01-2014

Sergeant Brendan Zeimet Maquoketa Police Department Date of Incident: 04-01-2014

10/15/2014

Sergeant Brendan Zeimet
Maquoketa Police Department
Date of Incident: 04-01-2014

 

Sergeant Brendan Zeimet was shot and seriously injured during a suspicious person investigation during the early hours of April 1, 2014. While ending his shift just before 3:00 a.m., Sergeant Zeimet observed a truck parked on the wrong side of the road with its lights off and one occupant. Sergeant Zeimet pulled his squad in front of the truck to investigate and conduct a welfare check on the occupant. Upon exiting his squad and approaching the male occupant, Sergeant Zeimet observed an assault rifle in the occupant’s hands. Sergeant Zeimet ordered him to put the weapon down as he quickly retreated for cover. The occupant raised the assault rifle and a gunfight ensued.

Sergeant Zeimet was shot once in the left forearm and the gunman was shot once in the leg. Neither wound was life threatening. A combined 21 rounds were fired by Sergeant Zeimet and the gunman during the gunfight. The gunman then fled the scene and later wrecked the truck. The gunman was found dead at the accident scene as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sergeant Zeimet has served the Maquoketa Police Department for 13 years.

Brendan is married with two daughters.

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