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Jul. 12, 1994
Caucasian Male / 48 yrs. of age
Muskingum County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Jul. 12, 1994
Lieutenant Michael Lutz was shot and killed while fighting with a burglary suspect at 0430 hours. The suspect was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death but the sentence was overturned by the Ohio Supreme Court. The suspect is scheduled to be re-sentenced.
Lieutenant Lutz had been with the agency for 16 years and was survived by his wife and son. His son was a deputy with the department at the time of his father's death, and was elected sheriff of the same county, Muskingum, in 2008.