Mark Lentz was intentionally struck by a vehicle as he attempted to stop another car near the intersection of N. 27th Street and W. Clybourn Street. The suspect vehicles fled the scene after the collision.
Officer Lentz suffered a traumatic brain injury and passed away from complications on September 18, 2019.
He has passed away unexpectedly, leaving family, closer relatives and other loved ones in total devastations and sadness. Circumstances surrounding his sudden demise have not been made known to the public at the time of filing this report.
We ask that at this time, you allow the family to take the appropriate and needed time, to make preparations and grieve as family.
We ask that you call ahead, to the family to respect this time of bereavement instead of just dropping in or passing by the family home. All official arrangements, will follow at a later date.
Friends, colleagues, officials and veterans are sending their condolences and tributes to the family in respect of his death. He will greatly be missed by everyone.
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