Patrolman Clarence Lutz

Patrolman Clarence Lutz

Springfield Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 29, 1930

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Clarence Lutz

Patrolman Clarence Lutz was struck and killed by a taxi while attempting to flag down a vehicle on Columbia Street. He was transported to City Hospital where he died 30 minutes later.

Patrolman Lutz had served with the Springfield Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and step-daughter.

He was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 31

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

foot patrol

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Clarence Lutz of the Springfield Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 29, 2020

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