Friends and coworkers said that Joel Conklin was at the end of his shift on the night of October 9,1993. He called his wife to say he was making one last stop before heading home.
Conklin was responding to a domestic disturbance that members of the police department say had been going on throughout the day.
When he arrived at the scene he was shot and killed.
Conklin's widow said she last spoke with her husband around 9:00 that night, and just after 10:00 police officials came to her door to tell her that her husband had died.
Officials at the Hastings Police Department said Conklin's death is a constant reminder of the need to take caution when responding to domestic disputes.