Trooper William Joseph Trees

Trooper William Joseph Trees

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, June 26, 1972

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William Joseph Trees

Trooper William Trees was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit on State Road 64 east of Francisco in Gibson County.

As Trooper Trees was assisting the Francisco town marshal with speeding vehicles, he began chasing a violator when his patrol car struck an oncoming semitrailer head-on. The fleeing vehicle was never found.

Trooper Trees had served with the Indiana State Police for nearly four years and was assigned to the Evansville post. He was a member of the US Naval Reserves during the Vietnam War. Trooper Trees was survived by his wife, son born six months after his death and 18-month-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Rest easy brother . Prayers to your family

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Aiken County, SC

June 26, 2018

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