Patrolman Lawrence M. Klump

Patrolman Lawrence M. Klump

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 11, 1923

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Lawrence M. Klump

Patrolman Lawrence Klump was shot and killed when he instructed a group of men to clear the streets and to stop disturbing the peace. One of the men opened fire, striking Patrolman Klump six times. The suspect was sentenced to life and died in prison.

Patrolman Klump had served with the agency for nearly 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life; died in prison.

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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 Patrolman Lawrence M. Klump of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 75 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 11, 2022

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