Detective Sergeant Thomas M. Chevis

Detective Sergeant Thomas M. Chevis

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1938

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Thomas M. Chevis

Detective Thomas Chevis succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 11 years earlier when suspected auto thieves went to his own home and attacked him.

The ring leader shot Detective Chevis with a .45 caliber handgun, causing major internal injuries. Detective Chevis was able to return fire, causing fatal wounds to the suspect. Detective Chevis was able to return to duty before retiring in 1936 and subsequently succumbing to his injuries.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 7, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

at home, auto theft, retaliation

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Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Chevis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 6, 2020

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