Deputy Sheriff Bruce E. Mettler

Deputy Sheriff Bruce E. Mettler

Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 9, 1983

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Bruce E. Mettler

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Mettler, Sergeant Robert Rigoni of the Port Clinton Police Department, and Dispatcher Michael Sweeney of the Put-in-Bay 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.

Deputy Mettler was a U.S. Army veteran.

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  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mettler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 1, 2020

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