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 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman David L. Sterner of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 25, 2018

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