Police Officer Mark S. Lentz
On August 3, 2017, Police Officer Mark S. Lentz sustained injuries, when his police motorcycle was intentionally struck by a vehicle from behind as he attempted to stop another car near the intersection of North 27th Street and West Clybourn Street. The drivers of both stolen vehicles were associates and involved in committing robberies prior to being pulled over.
Officer Lentz suffered a traumatic brain injury and remained under medical care until his passing, on September 18th, 2019, due to complications related to his injury.
Officer Lentz had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 18 years and served on the Motorcycle Unit. He was awarded the Purple Valor Star Award.