Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # 12
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Death sentence overturned
Lieutenant Michael Lutz was shot and killed while fighting with a burglary suspect at 0430 hours. The suspect was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death but the sentence was overturned by the Ohio Supreme Court. In 2004 the suspect was re-sentenced to 60 years to life. His first parole hearing is in 2050.
Lieutenant Lutz had been with the agency for 16 years and was survived by his wife and son. His son was a deputy with the department at the time of his father's death, and was elected sheriff of the same county, Muskingum, in 2008.