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Deputy Kent Hintergardt | Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

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Kent Hintergardt

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, May 9, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Kent Hintergardt was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance. Deputy Hintergardt had responded to an apartment complex and was waiting in the parking lot for backup when the suspect came downstairs and shot him in the head. The suspect strangled his girlfriend before committing suicide.

Deputy Hintergardt had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his expectant wife and 16-month-old daughter.

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I took that 911 call that sent Deputy Hintergardt to that call on that day. I felt so guilty for many years thinking maybe if I had asked 1 more question things would of been different. To this day I sometimes still wonder. I'm recently retired from the department and he's still in my nightly prayers as are many other deputies we've lost. RIP Sir.

Starla Pavia
Sr. 911 Dispatcher (Retired)
May 11, 2017

 

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