Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 9 years
Badge # 5
Cause: Aircraft accident
Sergeant Robert Rigoni, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Mettler of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, and Dispatcher Michael Sweeney of the Put-in-Bay Police Department were killed when the plane they were riding in crashed into Lake Erie.
The officers were travelling to assist a police chief on a neighboring island who was suffering a heart attack. All four occupants of the plane were killed in the accident.
Sergeant Rigoni had served with the Port Clinton Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.