London sentenced for 2015 standoff

Donald London was sentenced March 28 at the Brule County Courthouse, for a 2015 standoff with law enforcement officers, during which London shot and injured Highway Patrolman John Koenig. London, 44, was sentenced to 75 years in the South Dakota penitentiary, with 45 suspended.

London and his father, Michael London, both former law enforcement officers from Kimball, spent Wed., Jan. 7, 2015 barricaded in their house three miles north of Kimball. In phone calls to the Brule County sheriff’s office that day, London threatened law enforcement. Five hours later, Michael London surrendered himself to law enforcement. He was charged in Chamberlain with two counts of aiding and abetting aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Donald London remained in the home alone until the next day, when law enforcement was able to coax him out.

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