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 crash at West Dorothy Lane and Patterson Boulevard 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 was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Kettering Police Department for just under three years.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, shoplifting

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Does anyone know where on W. Dorothy this incident happened? I happen to live on that street and would like to show my children so that we can pay respects when we go past.

Detective Thomas J Cope
Dayton Police (active)

January 5, 2020

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