Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 23 years
Badge # 25101
Cause: Motorcycle accident
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.