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

Age: 32
Served: 4 years
Badge #: 22-16
Panel 3W, Line 26
Panel L24, Line 11 (2008)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, June 18, 2007
06:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
6004 Rachel Court, Georgetown
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.30-06 rifle
Suspect Disposition:
Died by suicide
Burial Place:
Saint Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Corydon

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   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 15-year-old son and his mother. Upon their arrival, while they were conversing with the mother in the driveway, her son shot at 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 taken to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky where he died from his wounds. The other officer was seriously wounded, but survived.

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

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

Memorial Tribute

• The Frank C. Denzinger Criminal Justice Building, at Spring Street and Scribner Drive in New Albany, has been named in his honor.

Historical Note

• The 15-year-old offender is the fifth-youngest known to be involved in a line of duty death in Indiana.

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