Officer
Frank Charles Denzinger
Floyd County Sheriff's Department
Monday, June 18, 2007

Age: 32
Served: 4 years
Badge #: 22-16
Military Service:
Panel 3W, Line 26
Panel L24, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, June 18, 2007
06:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
6000 block of Rachel Court, Georgetown
Incident County:
Floyd
Incident Township:
Georgetown
Weapon Used:
.30-.06 rifle
Suspect Info:
Committed suicide
Burial Location:
Saint Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Corydon

   Officer Frank Denzinger was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance call.

   The officers responded to a report of a confrontation between a mother and her son. Upon their arrival, while they were conversing with the mother in the driveway, her 15-year-old son ambushed both officers from an upstairs window of the residence.

   The suspect, who was using a high-powered, World War II relic M-1 Garand rifle, struck Officer Denzinger with a second round between the side panels of his bullet-resistant vest, before the other officer was able to return fire into the home. Officer Denzinger was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where he died from the wounds he suffered. The other officer was seriously wounded, but survived.

   The suspect was found six hours later inside the residence having committed suicide.

   Officer Denzinger was survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, parents and two sisters.