Patrolman David L. Sterner

Patrolman David L. Sterner

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 25, 1973

David L. Sterner

Patrolman David Sterner was killed in an automobile accident while in pursuit of a vehicle on State Route 15. When another vehicle pulled in front of his patrol car at State Route 37 he attempted to avoid a collision and struck a culvert.

Patrolman Sterner had been with the agency for eight months. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 1139/1506

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Although it has been 40 yrs, doesn't seem possible, I somewhat remember the incident and remember the picture in our local paper. I have always had the utmost respect for the OSHP. I just wanted to give my respects to our local Trooper and that his name will never be forgotten here in Findlay. Thank you for your service and to our surrounding communities. GOD needed you more in Heaven for His work.

private citizen, Dave Hards

April 8, 2013

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