Patrolman Charles Metzgar

Patrolman Charles Metzgar

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, May 11, 1898

Charles Metzgar

Patrolman Charles Metzgar succumbed to two gunshot wounds sustained 11 days earlier while attempting to arrest a man for fighting at the corner of Second Avenue and Greenfield Avenue, in Hazelwood.

As Patrolman Metzgar walked the man to the police call box the subject suddenly pulled out a revolver and shot him in the head twice before fleeing. Patrolman Metzgar was taken to Mercy Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

The subject was arrested a short time later and charged with murder.

Patrolman Metzgar had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 1, 1898
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 11, 2015

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