May 18, 2022
As one officer takes a stolen vehicle report at a local mall, another officer locates the vehicle and before he can stop it, gets rammed by the suspect and the chase is on. The suspect had a lengthy criminal history including previous vehicle thefts and he was determined to get away at any cost. 35 miles and around 30 minutes later, Investigator Liebenstein lost his life ending this dangerous pursuit and in doing so - saved others from injury or death. This hero left behind his wife, three young kids, and a devastated agency and community.