Trooper Verlyn Lamonte Mettler

Trooper Verlyn Lamonte Mettler

South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 1976

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Verlyn Lamonte Mettler

Patrolman Verlyn Mettler was shot and killed in his front yard, in Chamberlin, by a suspect he had arrested on an earlier date.

He was backing away from his home when the suspect, who had been parked in a nearby alley, pulled alongside his car and shot him twice through the window. The suspect then fled to Oacoma where he committed suicide.

Patrolman Mettler had served with agency for six years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Trooper Mettler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2020

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