Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Christopher Michael Metternich

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 2006

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Reflections for Corporal Christopher Michael Metternich

Chris - we miss you down here... I saw your little girl at Lisa & Kevin's wedding. Man, she looks just like you. Please continue to keep everyone safe. We appreciate you. Thanks for all that you did to protect our streets. You will never be forgotten.


October 26, 2008

I just wanted to let you know I continue to keep your family in my prayers. Michelle Beck often tells me what a special family you left behind. Lisa, I've been thinking about you. We need to get together for dinner- I know Michelle would enjoy that too!

Jill Higginbotham
Wife of BRPD Officer

August 25, 2008

Words can never express how much you are missed each and every day!!


August 20, 2008

It's been 2 years today that you left us. We all think of you often and miss you immensely. Watch over us until we meet again.
We love you Chris!

fellow officers BRPD
brothers and sisters of BRPD

August 14, 2008


I know today is very difficult for Lisa and your family. Please send them some extra Heavenly love and hugs today. I know that you are up there watching over them and smiling with pride. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Please give my Terry a hug for me. I can only imagine what the two of you are getting into in Paradise.


Lynn Harwell
fiancee' Det. Terry Melancon
E.O.W. 8-10-05


August 14, 2008

Two years ago today we lost you. In some ways it feels like 10 years and other times 10 days. You are so missed!! Alexa is getting so big and Sage is turning into a young man. We talk about you everyday and tell all the funny stories about things you use to say and do!!!! I love you so much and always will. Please keep giving me those "little signs" that tell me you are near.... With love always and forever....

Lisa Metternich

August 14, 2008

On the anniversary of your passing I just wanted to let your friends and family know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace Corporal Metternich, Your legacy will live on forever......

Sergeant Chris DiToro

August 14, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and those close to you on this day. You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 13, 2008

I love you always!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Metternich

August 13, 2008

Your birthday has passed again and it is still hard to believe you weren't here for us to celebrate it with you. Dinner just wasn't the same without you. We did get to have cake as we are sampling wedding cake for my wedding in November. I know no one would have enjoyed that more than you would have!!! It is so hard planning this day without you here to hell me "how it should be done" like you always did. I know you are watching down on us with that big grin of yours. I love you and miss you more than anyone can imagine. Sister


April 17, 2008

BRPD just lost another brother and I'm sure it brings
up raw memories of your EOW. God bless your dept.
and all who love and miss you!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 2, 2008

My heart aches for your smile, laugh , and love. We have all made it through yet another holiday season without you, but I thank God everyday for the holidays we had with you and all the wonderful memories to share with Alexa. Words can't express how much we all miss you. I love you dearly and always will forever. Please con't to watch over us and your fellow officiers. My love always, your wife.

Lisa Metternich

January 29, 2008

Just thinking of you and your family...

January 10, 2008

Cpl Metternich Rest in Peace my brother Motorman and thank you for your service . May your rides in heaven be smooth and we hear your Harley in the thunder.

To Cpl Metternich's sister
I want to thank you for the words you provided to Joshua Norris EOW 7/5/07 who was to be my son in-law, they touched my daughter and has helped my family during a dark time. My daughter had a general idea of how large our police family was, but your reflection showed just how large the family of blue is.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Traffic M/C

December 19, 2007

I miss you bunches!!!!


October 11, 2007

I got to meet your brothers from Baton Rouge this weekend, as well as your sister and your mom. What an awesome group of people they all are. I was truly inspired by them and the way they have continued to keep your memory alive. They are truly living for you! I'm sure by now you have met my husband and have been riding on the golden streets of heaven together. Tell my husband I miss him and that I think of him everyday. Can't wait to meet you when we all get to heaven.

Ashlee Hardy,
Ofc Wes Hardy's Wife, EOW 07/07/07

August 27, 2007

Corporal Metternich,
I met your sister and your brothers in blue at the Motor Rodeo in Frisco this weekend. Your sister is an incredible woman who has continued to keep your legacy alive. The Baton Rouge Motor Unit did you proud this weekend. They looked very sharp out there. I can only imagine how well you can ride up there on the streets of Heaven. Keep the Streets safe up there Brother, and Tell Wes I said Hi! I miss him, but its good to know there are other good Motor Jocks up there with him!

Friend of Wes Hardy, E.O.W. 07-07-07

Ofc. Richard Smith
Plano Police Department Traffic Unit

August 25, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this first anniversary of your EOW. We too lost our loved one to a drunk driver, something that did not have to happen but because of someone who decided to drink and drive caused all the pain and broken hearts to those left behind. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 14, 2007

Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. May everyone take comfort in knowing that your will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless!

DET SGT, Retired

August 14, 2007

Corporal Metternich,
Today is the one year anniversary since you were called home. Please know that people across the country are thinking of your family and friends at this time. We thank you for having the courage to choose a line of work that asks more of one than it should, and that you stepped up anyway and accepted the challenge so selflessly.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 14, 2007

Thinking of you today and always! We love you Mr. Chris!!

Whitney Luter
Family Friend

August 14, 2007

I know this is a hard time for your family. I will continue to pray for them everyday.

Jill Higginbotham

August 14, 2007

Well Chris it has been a year and we still miss as much and more. The guys are still riding hard and Mike thinks of you everyday. Thank you for watching over him and keeping him safe as well as the all the other guys and I know that you take every step with Scottie. You should be so proud of your family. Baby girl is so precious and Lisa, Mary Katherine and Mrs. Carrol live for you everyday. I know that God does things for a reason but its still hard to understand why. Mike will go back to Dallas for the first time since yall went for your first competition so put your hands on him and guide him through. We miss you Chris and tell my Channy hello and give her a ride on that beautiful Harley you have up there and tell her to hit the lights and sirens for me! We love you and miss you! You will never be forgotten.

Cpl. Rendy Richard

August 14, 2007

To my Husband, It has been 1 year ago today that I lost you. There is not a moment that passes that I do not think of your smile and the love we shared. My heart is forever broken, but I know you are watching over me and that I will see you again. Sage talks about u everyday and hopes you are proud of him. Alexa (baby girl) goes to your picture and saids da da. I hope you are smiling down at all of us. We miss your laugh, smile, and love. Love always and forever Lisa, Sage, and Baby Girl.

Lisa Metternich

August 14, 2007

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