Police Officer Kevin Scott Will

Police Officer Kevin Scott Will

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Kevin Scott Will

Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he investigated a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist on the Loop 610 North, near Yale Street, at approximately 3:15 am.

Officer Will was interviewing a witness to the motorcycle accident when the drunk driver drove around barriers and emergency vehicles that were blocking the closed freeway. Seeing the vehicle approach, Officer Will warned the witness to jump out of the way. The citizen was able to jump to safety moments before Officer Will was struck and killed.

The driver was taken into custody at the scene and was charged with intoxicated manslaughter for Officer Will's death. It was later discovered that the suspect had entered and was living in the United States illegally. He pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and on June 8, 2012, was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Officer Will had served with the Houston Police Department for almost two years. He is survived by his expectant wife, two children, parents, and brother.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year, 8 months
  • Badge 7597

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 55 years in prison

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I will never forget that night. We were called out to the crime scene to pick up an investigator to take pictures from the air. The original crash investigation scene was well protected and still the intoxicated driver broke through the barricades. This was TOTALLY preventable.

People, please don't drive if you are getting drunk or high!

Senior Police Officer Thomas (Van) Cochr
Houston Police Department - Air Support Division

January 30, 2020

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