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Sheriff Jefferey D. Danker
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office
1400 Big Lake Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 328-5737
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Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge was shot and killed while he and another deputy transported an inmate back to the Pottawattamie Jail after a court appearance. The inmate was able to disarm one of the deputies and shot them both, killing Deputy Sheriff Burbridge and wounding another deputy. The inmate then stole the transport van and fled the scene. The inmate was later found and taken into custody. Deputy Sheriff Burbridge is the 14th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed in 2017 and the first officer fatality from the state of Iowa.