Patrolman Paul John Metzger

Patrolman Paul John Metzger

Kettering Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 3, 1972

Paul John Metzger

Patrolman Paul Metzger was killed in an automobile accident on West Dorothy Lane while responding to assist a security guard who had apprehended a shoplifting suspect. During the response Patrolman Metzger's patrol car hydroplaned on the wet road surface and struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

Patrolman Metzger had served with the agency for just under 3 years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 11 months
  • Badge 43

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Paul John Metzger of the Kettering Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 3, 2018

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