Investigator Bret Duane Tepe

Investigator Bret Duane Tepe

Ford County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Bret Duane Tepe

Investigator Bret Tepe was killed in an automobile accident while driving on U.S. 50 near Spearville at 0920 hours.

Investigator Tepe was on duty and driving his personal vehicle, when a car traveling the opposite direction experienced a tire blow-out. The vehicle crossed into Investigator Tepe's lane and struck his vehicle head-on. Investigator Tepe and the driver of the other car were both killed.

Investigators for the Ford County Sheriff's Office drive their personal vehicles while on duty to reduce the costs of purchasing vehicles by the department.

Investigator Tepe was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Ford County Sheriff's Office for 12 years, and previously served 1 year with the Goodland Police Department.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge S06

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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15 years! How can it be? It seems like yesterday, but still like forever ago. This years anniversary has been especially hard. I cried the whole day yesterday, wishing you could be here. I miss you so much. Hope you are loving life up in heaven. Please keep on watching and protecting us girls down here! Love you.
Angela

Angela
Wife

September 23, 2018

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