Undersheriff William H. Veach

Undersheriff William H. Veach

Sheridan County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Saturday, June 13, 1914

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William H. Veach

Undersheriff Veach was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a shootout with horse thieves. The two deputies had gone to Basin to arrest the men when the shootout erupted. It was determined at a coroner's inquest that the fatal round to Undersheriff Veach came from the other deputy's gun.

The suspect who shot at the deputies was also shot and killed.

Undersheriff Veach had served with the agency for over 4 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 13, 2018

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