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Investigator Bret Duane Tepe | Ford County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Ford County Sheriff's Office, Kansas


Bret Duane Tepe

Ford County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 13 years

Badge # S06

Cause: Automobile accident

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Investigator Bret Tepe was killed in an automobile accident while driving on U.S. 50 near Spearville at 0920 hours.

Investigator Tepe was on duty and driving his personal vehicle, when a car traveling the opposite direction experienced a tire blow-out. The vehicle crossed into Investigator Tepe's lane and struck his vehicle head-on. Investigator Tepe and the driver of the other car were both killed.

Investigators for the Ford County Sheriff's Office drive their personal vehicles while on duty to reduce the costs of purchasing vehicles by the department.

Investigator Tepe was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Ford County Sheriff's Office for 12 years, and previously served 1 year with the Goodland Police Department.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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