Sheriff Vernon Reaves

Sheriff Vernon Reaves

Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 17, 1949

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Vernon Reaves

Sheriff Reaves was killed in a single vehicle accident as he was returning from a court case in Gonzales. As his vehicle crossed an icy bridge it spun out of control and off an embankment, flipping over several times. Sheriff Reaves was thrown from the vehicle and killed instantly. His passenger was slightly injured.

Sheriff Reaves had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Heroes live forever, Sheriff Reaves, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Lavaca County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 17, 2013

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