Constable William Tressler

Constable William Tressler

Campbell County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 1928

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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


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2012

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