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Bruce E. Mettler - Dec. 09, 1983
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Dec. 09, 1983
Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
Accident - Police
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Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Dec. 09, 1983
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.