MILWAUKEE -- A beloved Milwaukee police officer was remembered for his 18 years of service to the community. A funeral for Officer Mark Lentz was held on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Elmbrook Church.
Officer Mark Lentz spent 14 years on a motorcycle as a police officer. Lentz was injured on duty in 2017 while trying to make a traffic stop on a speeding driver. Milwaukee police believe the driver intentionally hit the officer. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, he passed away from health issues.
Lentz leaves behind many who will miss him for his sense of humor and loyal service.
"I could tell you like everyone else that mark was a dedicated officer, a husband, a father and a friend. Mark worked day and night to keep the city of Milwaukee a safe place to live, work and raise a family. We all are gonna miss Mark dearly," said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.
A memorial fund has been set up for Officer Mark Lentz at TCF bank. All branches will accept donations for the Police Officer Mark Lentz Memorial Fund.