Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
Patrolman Verlyn Mettler was shot and killed in his front yard, in Chamberlin, by a suspect he had arrested on an earlier date.
He was backing away from his home when the suspect, who had been parked in a nearby alley, pulled alongside his car and shot him twice through the window. The suspect then fled to Oacoma where he committed suicide.
Patrolman Mettler had served with agency for six years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.