2020 “Loach An Phobal” is North Miami Police Officer Carl Wallace Mertes
Police Officer Carl Wallace Mertes
North Miami Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1980
The park in which Officer Mertes was killed was renamed in his honor, to Carl W. Mertes Park. Officer Mertes had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife, children, and step-children.