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Police Officer III Philip Carl Metz | Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer III

Philip Carl Metz

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, March 27, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 591

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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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.

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the security employee who was killed along with officer Mets was my good friend Dave Myers. He was adored by everyone. I also worked at the security company. Dave was filling in for the guy who normally worked that shift.

One of the men convicted was a life long criminal named Calhoun. Does anyone know if the scumbag died in prison yet?

mitch lerman
friend of victim
June 14, 2015


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