Trooper William Everett Tevis

Trooper William Everett Tevis

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1963

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William Everett Tevis

Trooper Tevis was shot and killed while off-duty and riding with another trooper. The other trooper had just arrested a man and and his wife. The wife was able to slip the man a handgun from her purse. He then shot and killed Trooper Tevis.

The other Trooper returned fire and killed the suspect.

Trooper Tevis had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three young sons.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Every visit to Kentucky, I visit the Richmond Cemetery. I go to visit our grandparents, then I visit your grave. I then go to the Richmond KY police barracks that is dedicated in your honor. May you rest in peace.

Connie Tevis

August 12, 2020

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