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 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 Kentucky State Police for four 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

arrest, off duty

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Rest in peace Trooper Tevis. Gone way too soon but never forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Nadia Dombrowski

April 10, 2022

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