Sgt. Kellie Metz and Deputy Patrick Byrne Wiki – Biography
The alleged connection occurred while former Sgt. Kellie Metz and Deputy Patrick Byrne, then employees of the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, were parked at the Antler Cafe, a chicken fried steak restaurant north of San Antonio. A witness told investigators that she “heard moans like sexual gratification coming from the area of the patrol units,” San Antonio television station KSAT reported. The man who claims he heard the romp as it passed by, David Brakhage, said he threw a rock at the patrol car, later earning him a charge of criminal mischief, the local media reported. Neither Metz nor Byrne reported the rock damage to the cruise ship and had turned off their body cameras during the alleged sexual encounter last May, internal affairs concluded.
Sgt. Kellie Metz and Deputy Patrick Byrne age is not mentioned.
Texas police sergeant fired after alleged patrol car romp
When Metz, a department supervisor, was questioned about the incident in December, she told investigators that she had been teaching Byrne how to make “felony traffic stops” and she denied having sex with him. “See how things just don’t look good… now a big can of worms opens up? It doesn’t look good,” an investigator allegedly told Metz while being questioned. Metz was later fired for not disclosing that she was romantically involved with another officer, according to media reports. Ella Metz later admitted that she had sex with Byrne on two occasions, though she insisted the sex took place at her home in October and November 2022.
Metz had defended her decision not to reveal the nature of her relationship with Byrne, who has been on the force for only a few months, by trying to pass it off as a fling. “The two meetings were isolated meetings and there was no intention to move forward,” she said Metz as her reason for not disclosing her relationship with Byrne. It’s unclear if the department ever definitively concluded that Metz and Byrne had sex while on duty, but she was fired regardless of the violation of professional conduct, employee fraternization and failure to use body cameras. Byrne also parted ways with the department, going to work for the Somerset Police Department, which she also moved on from. Charges against Brakhage for the stone-throwing incident were also dropped.