Trooper Robert Otto Lietzan

Photo of Trooper Robert Otto Lietzan
End of Watch: Sun, Mar 30th, 1969
Date of Incident: Sun, Mar 30th, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 31


Responding to a complaint of a man firing shots at a family in a camping area in rural Franklin County, Trooper Lietzan and other police officers arrived on the scene to find the suspect in a barricaded position. As police called for the suspect to surrender, he fired several shots into the group of officers, fatally wounding Trooper Lietzan.

The suspect later surrendered to state troopers and on November 14, 1969 was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.


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