Chief of Police Douglas Alan Shertzer, Sr.

Chief of Police Douglas Alan Shertzer, Sr.

Lititz Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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Douglas Alan Shertzer, Sr.

Chief of Police Douglas Shertzer was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 741 and Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield.

He was driving the department's new motorcycle back to Lititz when an oncoming car made a left turn in front of him, causing a collision. He was transported to Lancaster General Hospital where he died a short time later while undergoing surgery.

He had completed a police motorcycle training course earlier in the month and was driving the department's new motorcycle.

Chief Shertzer had served as chief of the 14-person Lititz Borough Police Department for 10 years and had served with the agency for a total of 23 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 25101

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Chief Shertzer,
On today, the 20h anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lititz Borough. And t your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 11, 2024

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