Patrolman David L. Sterner

Patrolman David L. Sterner

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 25, 1973

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David L. Sterner

Patrolman David Sterner was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing 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 served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol 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

automobile accident

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Patrolman Sterner,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Ohio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2023

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