Patrolman George A. Lentz

Patrolman George A. Lentz

Hamilton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 6, 1918

George A. Lentz

Patrolman George Lentz was shot and killed by a suspect near the East Hamilton Firehouse, on Shuler Avenue, by a drunk man whom he had just taken a large hammer from.

The man went to his home, retrieved a .32-20 caliber rifle, and began searching for Patrolman Lentz. When he located him near the firehouse he opened fire, shooting Patrolman Lentz in the torso.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison.

Patrolman Lentz had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two stepsons and is buried in Saint Stephens Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .32 caliber carbine
  • Offender Sentenced to 1.5 years

DIP, retaliation

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We are grateful for policemen like Patrolman George Lentz for his service to his community and his nation, on this, the 100th anniversary of his death.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

August 6, 2018

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