Deputy Kent Hintergardt

Deputy Kent Hintergardt

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 9, 1993

Kent Hintergardt

Deputy Kent Hintergardt was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance. Deputy Hintergardt had responded to an apartment complex and was waiting in the parking lot for backup when the suspect came downstairs and shot him in the head. The suspect strangled his girlfriend before committing suicide.

Deputy Hintergardt had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his expectant wife and 16-month-old daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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God bless Kents family and may he RIP. So grateful for his service.

I knew Kent years ago, 1986 I think. We worked at Pavillons where be was usually the night key carrier and I was closing the service deli. Hed page me to make his sandwich cause he didnt like a lot of people touching his food haha. He was a great guy, in fact I almost moved in to rent a room in his La Sierra home when I was having problems and he was trying to help was his way.

So sorry to learn of his passing and the circumstsnces. I am honored to have known him, and glad his memory lives and is honored through the park and memorials.

Micbelle Butler
former co-worker (Vons Pavilions)

March 12, 2018

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