Deputy William Henry Everett

Deputy William Henry Everett

Rice County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 24, 1954

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William Henry Everett

Deputy William Everett was struck and killed by a drunk driver after responding to the scene of an accident on the Little Arkansas bridge of U.S. Highway 50.

When he arrived, he found debris in the roadway but could not locate the driver or the vehicle. The driver had returned to the accident scene to see the damage to the bridge. When he returned, he struck Deputy Everett, severing his leg. Deputy Everett bled to death at the scene of the incident.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Deputy Everett was intoxicated. He pled guilty to fourth-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to two years.

Deputy Everett was a United States World War I veteran and had served with the Rice County Sheriff's Office for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced two years

DUI, accident scene

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Everett. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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