Patrolman Lawrence M. Klump

Patrolman Lawrence M. Klump

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 11, 1923

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 Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Lawrence M. Klump of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 12, 2018

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