Investigator Bret Duane Tepe

Investigator Bret Duane Tepe

Ford County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2003

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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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I felt your spirit this morning, and then this evening the radio played our song! It proved to me you were with me today because our song was never popular on the charts! Thank you for making my birthday special! I love you and miss you so much!

Angela Tepe Gleason
Wife

April 9, 2019

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