Sergeant Robert B. Rigoni
Date of Incident: Friday, December 9, 1983
Sgt. Rigoni was the pilot of an airplane that crashed into
Lake Erie 12/09/1983. On board was Deputy Bruce E.
Mettler (Ottawa County) and Dispatcher Michael L.
Sweeney (Put-In-Bay). The three officers were on an
emergency flight during bad weather to Kellys Island to
assist the Kellys Island Police Chief, who was suffering a
heart attack. All three men on board lost their lives when
the plane went down.