Constable William Tressler

Constable William Tressler

Campbell County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 1928

Add to My Heroes

William Tressler

Constable William Tressler succumbed to gunshot wounds to the stomach and back sustained four days earlier when he was ambushed on Second Poole's Creek Road in Campbell County.

Two of the three suspects were later shot and killed by officers in Indiana. The third was taken into custody and sentenced to life.

Constable Tressler served more than 13 years in law enforcement, beginning as a Campbell County patrolman and later becoming a state police officer, deputy constable, and finally constable for the Ft. Thomas District. In January 1928 he was additionally sworn in as a Covington Prohibition Agent while still serving as constable.

He was survived by his wife and son, one brother and one sister. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, September 17, 1928
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two shot and killed


Most Recent Reflection

View all 4 Reflections

Rest in peace always and 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 20, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.