Police Officer III Philip Carl Metz

Police Officer III Philip Carl Metz

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1981

Philip Carl Metz

Police Officer Philip Metz was shot and killed after responding to an alarm call at a catalog supply business, at 11130 New Hampshire Avenue, at approximately 7:00 am.

He met the business manager and a security company employee at the business in order to check on it. The business had also received an alarm call earlier in the morning. While inside of the business the three men approached the manager's office. Officer Metz entered the office first and was immediately shot by one of the suspects. The suspects then shot and killed the security employee and wounded the store manager.

After making the manager open the safe the suspects fled the scene. A total of seven suspects were later apprehended and convicted.

Officer Metz had served with the Montgomery County Police Department for nine years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 591

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Scripture assures us Phil that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV. I placed a flag at your marker.

Thanks for your military service and your Boy Scout service as well as your tour with MCPD.

I still think of you and your great advice that you gave us "new guys" on the street. You truly were one of the good guys.

Pete
Vice & Intelligence

August 18, 2018

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