Patrolman Lawrence Morris Klump

Patrolman Lawrence Morris Klump

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 11, 1923

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Lawrence Morris Klump

Patrolman Lawrence Klump was shot and killed when he instructed a group of men to clear the streets and stop disturbing the peace at 704 West Fifth Street in Cincinnati.

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 Cincinnati Police Department 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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Patrolman Klump,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cincinnati.


United States Border Patrol

August 11, 2023

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