Deputy Sheriff Samuel John Mautz

Deputy Sheriff Samuel John Mautz

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 1921

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Samuel John Mautz

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Mautz was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery attempt while he was off duty.

He and a female aquaintance were sitting in his automobile on Weisheimer Road, near the Olentangy River when two men jumped into the vehicle and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. Deputy Mautz was shot when he attempted to draw his own gun. He was taken to Grant Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Deputy Mautz was survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 10, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

off duty, robbery

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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 Deputy Sheriff Samuel John Mautz of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 11, 2023

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