Detective Walter Hart

Detective Walter Hart

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, September 19, 1955

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.


  • 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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My Grandfather Walter Hart, My mom's dad, he died before any of his grandkids were born. We know his legacy. Wish we had a chance to meet such a great man. I know he is always watching over all of us.

Jenifer Hart Linesch Hoffman

August 18, 2015

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