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Detective Sergeant Thomas M. Chevis | Tampa Police Department, Florida Tampa Police Department, Florida

Detective Sergeant

Thomas M. Chevis

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, April 7, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/7/1927

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Chevis succumbed to a gunshot wound received 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 succumbing to his injuries.

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Continue to rest in peace Detective, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
April 7, 2012

 

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