Hero Down: Lyon County Deputy Stephanie Schreurs Killed In On-Duty Crash

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Lyon County Sheriff's Deputy Stephanie Schreurs served her department for 24 years.

Sioux Falls, SD – Lyon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Deputy Stephanie Schreurs died in the line of duty on Tuesday, four days after she was gravely injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash.

The 60-year-old deputy was traveling on county road K52 near 160th Street in Rock Rapids, Iowa, at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, when her patrol SUV failed to negotiate a curve in the road, the Sioux City Journal reported.

The 2018 Ford Explorer veered off into the ditch, vaulted over a driveway, and rolled over, according to the N’West Iowa Review.

The patrol unit was lying on the driver’s side when it came to rest on a gravel road, KCRG reported.

The veteran deputy was not responding to an emergency when the collision occurred, according to the N’West Iowa Review.

“Deputy Schreurs sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for injuries sustained in the accident,” the LCSO said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened to report that in the early afternoon hours of August 13th, Deputy Schreurs succumbed to her injuries,” the department said.

The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) is handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal collision.

“Please keep the Schreurs family and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the ISP said in a statement, according to the N’West Iowa Review.

The 24-year veteran-of-the-force leaves behind her four children, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephanie Schreurs, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (4)

Until you have been there you have no basis to comment. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself. Rest in peace, Deputy. Thank you for your service.

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First off!! She is human! If I remember correctly that area is very deep curve, loose gravel, and soft spots.

Also not once did they say she was wearing her seatbelt. Also if this would have been a farmer or a mid thirty to teenager they would have said uncontrollable vehicular. And dropped it.

With how it landed etc she was distracted. Phone or computer or a deer or she was going way to fast.

But we will never know the truth. Because she is an officer. Also she is highly known.

It is sad to have her die yes. But a hero?? Wow but I guess it is how it goes.


@SheepDawg I am sorry to say something don’t add up here. If it had been you they would have said sheep wasn’t wearing his seat belt he was driving 10 miles of the speed limit. They would put in. Detail. Yes it is sad but they won’t be posting the truth or admit she was at least going over the limit.


Icarebutbehuman, You know nothing of this story, I do. You have all your facts mixed up. Don't care about that, but she IS a HERO, not because she had a car accident while on duty, but because she went out for 24 years not knowing what would she would encounter. They put their lives on the line every day they go out. They are all A HERO just for that.

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