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Lieutenant Michael J. Lutz | Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Lieutenant

Michael J. Lutz

Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 12, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 12

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Death sentence overturned

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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.

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Lt. Lutz,
Tomorrow YOU will be Honored and Remember at the 20 Year Memorial that will be held in Your Memory.
So many folks still Remember and Respect You.
God Bless Your Family.

Ret Deputy Rita Bierly
Kentucky
July 11, 2014

 

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