Dispatcher Michael L. Sweeney

Dispatcher Michael L. Sweeney

Put-in-Bay Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 9, 1983

Michael L. Sweeney

Dispatcher Michael Sweeney, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Mettler of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, and Sergeant Rigoni of the Port Clinton Police Department were killed when the plane they were riding in crashed into Lake Erie.

The officers were travelling to assist a police chief on a neighboring island who was suffering a heart attack. All four occupants of the plane were killed in the accident.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Dispatcher Michael L. Sweeney of the Put-in-Bay Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 9, 2018

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