Patrolman George A. Lentz

Patrolman George A. Lentz

Hamilton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 6, 1918

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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 Hamilton Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife and two stepsons and is buried in Saint Stephens Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.


  • 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George A. Lentz of the Hamilton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 6, 2022

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