Investigator William James Tennis

Investigator William James Tennis

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 1937

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William James Tennis

Investigator William Tennis succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile crash while driving on official business between Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia, earlier in the summer.

The injury caused him to suffer a heart attack. His condition continued to deteriorate and he suffered another, fatal heart attack on September 28th, 1937, while he was staying in Hotel Richmond at 202 North 9th Street, while on official travel to the city.

Investigator Tennis was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Virginia
  • Incident Date Not available

official travel, routine driving

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 28, 2020

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