Larry A. Hart


Officer Hart suffered a fatal heart attack while checking hunters during muzzle-loading deer season on December 7, 1991 at the age of 49. Officer Hart was the field supervisor for Preble County, Butler County and Hamilton County. He was survived by his parents and is buried in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Ohio.

A Memorial Scholarship has been established in the name of Larry A. Hart. This scholarship is funded by the Ohio Wildlife Officers’ Lodge 143 of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club of Preble County.

A quote from the scholarship committee: “Larry A. Hart was a 30 year veteran of the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  For most of his career, he served as a wildlife officer assigned to Preble County.  Later, he worked as a wildlife officer/field supervisor in southwest Ohio.  The legacy of integrity and commitment to wildlife management and law enforcement set by officer Hart is still remembered by those in the communities he served and serves as the gold standard today’s young officers strive to attain.”