Trooper William Everett Tevis

Trooper William Everett Tevis

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1963

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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 26, 2015

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