Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years, 9 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Offender: Never apprehended
Trooper William Trees was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit on State Road 64 east of Francisco in Gibson County.
As Trooper Trees was assisting the Francisco town marshal with speeding vehicles, he began chasing a violator when his patrol car struck an oncoming semitrailer head-on. The fleeing vehicle was never found.
Trooper Trees had served with the Indiana State Police for nearly four years and was assigned to the Evansville post. He was a member of the US Naval Reserves during the Vietnam War. Trooper Trees was survived by his wife, son born six months after his death and 18-month-old daughter.