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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Semper Fi Brother in blue...You will always be in our thoughts. I’m so sorry You career was so short but believe me, your service mattered. God Bless.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol SLA #530

February 25, 2019

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