Sheriff Mark Israel Sensenbach

Sheriff Mark Israel Sensenbach

Lehigh County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1926

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Mark Israel Sensenbach

Sheriff Mark Sensenbach and Deputy Harry Siegfried were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for failing a $2 fine for not sending his children to school.

The suspect opened fire on the two officers inside his home, shooting Deputy Siegfried 18 times and Sheriff Sensenbach 38 times.

The suspect was shot and killed by a posse as he attempted to flee into the woods after the posse set fire to his farmhouse.

Sheriff Sensenbach is buried in Union West End Cemtery.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Sheriff Sensenbach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 6, 2019

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