Patrolman Paul John Metzger

Patrolman Paul John Metzger

Kettering Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 3, 1972

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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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It would be interesting to know if Officer Metzger may have been the son of Sergeant Metzger of Dayton PD in the 1950s; if so, Sergeant Metzger was my dad's (Officer Gilbert L. "Bud" Austing) back then. I knew his son who, although older than me, treated me well when we visited the family. We also went camping with them at East Harbor State Park, Port Clinton, OH.

Michael D Austing
Former US Army MP SSG & E. Baton Route SO, Baton Rouge, LA

June 1, 2018

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