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Suspect accused of killing trooper won county sheriff 2020 primary election



The man accused of killing Iowa State Patrol Trooper Sergeant Jim Smith ran for Grundy County Sheriff last fall.

This weekend, authorities announced Michael Lang has been arrested after they say he shot and killed Smith during a standoff on Friday.

Lang is charged with first-degree murder.

According to Grundy County primary election results from June 2020, Lang won the Democratic ticket for Grundy County Sheriff and received 517 votes.

He lost in the general election.