Deputy Sheriff Kent Hintergardt

Deputy Sheriff Kent Hintergardt

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 9, 1993

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Kent Hintergardt

Deputy Sheriff Kent Hintergardt was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance.

He had responded to an apartment complex and was waiting in the parking lot for backup when the suspect came downstairs and began speaking to him. Unbeknownst to Deputy Hintergardt, the man had just strangled his girlfriend to death in her apartment. During their encounter, the man produced a handgun and fatally shot Deputy Hintergardt.

The man committed suicide a short time later.

Deputy Hintergardt had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for four years. He 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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