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Police Officer Samuel Eugene Tovrea | Galveston Police Department, Texas Galveston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Samuel Eugene Tovrea

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 1900

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Age: 34

Tour: 10 years

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Cause: Weather/Natural disaster

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Officer Eugene Tovrea and three other officers were killed the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

The storm, a category 4 hurricane, claimed the lives of over 8,000 citizens and destroyed over 1,500 acres of the city.

Officer Tovrea had served with the Galveston Police Department for 10 years.

Officer Tovrea's wife, four children, and mother-in-law were also killed in the hurricane.

He was survived by his parents and 11 siblings.

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Heroes live forever, Officer Tovrea, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
September 8, 2013

 

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