Police Officer Samuel Eugene Tovrea

Police Officer Samuel Eugene Tovrea

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 8, 1900

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Samuel Eugene Tovrea

Officer Eugene Tovrea and three other officers were killed the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

The storm, a category 4 hurricane, claimed the lives of over 8,000 citizens and destroyed over 1,500 acres of the city.

Officer Tovrea had served with the Galveston Police Department for 10 years.

Officer Tovrea's wife, four children, and mother-in-law were also killed in the hurricane.

He was survived by his parents and 11 siblings.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

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