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Constable William Stewart Mettler | Kern County Sheriff's Department, California Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

Constable

William Stewart Mettler

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, November 6, 1873

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Constable Mettler was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant near Tehachepi. The man who killed him was a member of a gang of desperados whose leader was Tiburcio Vasquez one of California's most notorious bandits.

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Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
November 6, 2012

 

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