Deputy Kent Hintergardt

Deputy Kent Hintergardt

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 9, 1993

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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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I transferred to Southwest Station ten days before he was killed. As a lieutenant I was assigned to plan his funeral. Although strange, I had not met him as of that time. It was an honor to plan his memorial, surrounded by the presence of his law enforcement brothers and sisters. So many RSO personnel stepped up to help with task, which would not have honored him as it did without them. There are so many sheriff's personnel involved whom ate too numerous to recall. That being said, my thanks to them.

Lt. Darrell Roberts
Riverside County Sheriff

October 21, 2021

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