Lieutenant Leslie Lentz

Lieutenant Leslie Lentz

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, July 1, 2021

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Leslie Lentz

Lieutenant Leslie Lentz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at the Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, Missouri.

Lieutenant Lentz had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for 23 years. He is survived by his son.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 34156

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in Peace Lieutenant Lentz. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 11, 2021

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