Type of Officer: Undersheriff
Jurisdiction: Reno County
County: Reno
Death Date: 1/7/1901
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Possible Accident
Undersheriff Metz was on his way to board the Missouri Pacific train for Wellington as he was to appear there at the trial of ahorse thief he had apprehended. His body was later discovered lying on the tracks with his legs and one hand severed. Although his death may have been an accident, an investigation indicated signs of a struggle. The case was not investigated further