Police Officer III Philip Carl Metz

Police Officer III Philip Carl Metz

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1981

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Philip Carl Metz

Police Officer Philip Metz was shot and killed after responding to an alarm call at a catalog supply business, at 11130 New Hampshire Avenue, at approximately 7:00 am.

He met the business manager and a security company employee at the business in order to check on it. The business had also received an alarm call earlier in the morning. While inside of the business the three men approached the manager's office. Officer Metz entered the office first and was immediately shot by one of the suspects. The suspects then shot and killed the security employee and wounded the store manager.

After making the manager open the safe the suspects fled the scene. A total of seven suspects were later apprehended and convicted.

Officer Metz had served with the Montgomery County Police Department for nine years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 591

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Phil its been 40 years since that faithful day. I have flashbacks every time I drive by that place in White Oak.

I stopped by the Gate of Heaven today to pay my respects and I swear I heard your voice giving me some friendly advice on how to handle thing we see on the streets in front of Miles Glass of Piney Branch Road shortly before you were killed.

You were a great training officer and I never forgot your advice. You'll never know how much it changed my life. Thank you for all that you've done as an MCPD Officer as well as your Military Service.

Rest in peace my friend.

Retired
USBP/CBP

June 7, 2021

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