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Chief of Police Douglas A. Shertzer, Sr. | Lititz Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Lititz Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Douglas A. Shertzer, Sr.

Lititz Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 25101

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Chief Shertzer was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty. He was driving the department's motorcycle through East Hempfield Township when an oncoming car made a left turn in front of him, causing a collision. He was transported to Lancaster General Hospital where he died a short time later while undergoing surgery.

He had completed a police motorcycle training course earlier in the month, and was driving the department's new motorcycle.

Chief Shertzer had served as chief of the 14-person Lititz Borough Police Department for 10 years, and had served with the agency for a total of 23 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.

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Still think abut you every day. That will never change.

Miss you, love you always

Widow, Chief Douflas Shertzer Sr.
November 28, 2015

 

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