Corporal Christopher Michael Metternich

Corporal Christopher Michael Metternich

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 2006

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Christopher Michael Metternich

Corporal Christopher Metternich was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Newcastle Avenue.

He had just completed an accident investigation and was leaving the scene when he collided with the side of a vehicle where the driver made a left-hand turn in front of him.

In February 2007, the driver who caused the accident was convicted of negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 5 years probation in a plea deal approved by Corporal Metternich's family.

Corporal Metternich had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife, 6-month-old daughter, 9-year-old stepson, mother, and sister.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years probation

accident investigation, DUI, motorcycle crash

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Today makes 17 years since you passed away. You left a big hole in the hearts of many many Officers, Motor Men from BRPD, Louisiana and a lot of other Departments from all over the country. You have been greatly missed. I can say I know that you were absolutely An Amazing Son, Brother, Friend, Daddy, and Husband. Your daughter Alexa is absolutely beautiful and has the greatest positive personality and she is so full of life! Just like you!! Thank you for being one of the Good Guys. I also want to let you know your Mom, Sister, and Lisa are all very amazing wonderful people. You are greatly missed!! Keep protecting all those that live The Thin Blue Line everyday!!

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August 14, 2023

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