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.


  • 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 14, 2012

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