Detective Walter Hart

Detective Walter Hart

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, September 19, 1955

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Walter Hart

Detective Walter Hart was shot and killed by three suspects following a holdup. He succumbed to his wounds the following morning. Two suspects were apprehended immediately and both suspects were sentenced to death and subsequently executed on July 7, 1958.

The third suspect was wounded by an officer and was later apprehended and found guilty of 1st degree murder with a recommendation of no mercy.

Detective Hart had been with the agency for 26 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge D1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 18, 1955
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1958

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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 Detective Walter Hart of the Cincinnati Police Department, 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

September 19, 2021

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