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Port Arthur


Tevis, Reid


(April 1, 1878 - April 15, 1925) Began lifetime career as a police officer at age 19. Was chief of detectives for Beaumont Police Department many years; chief of police, 1923 to 1925. Started police benefit fund, increased staff from 20 to 50, and reorganized department. Famed among lawmen for his uncanny ability to detect thieves and pickpockets. Often engaged to work at Texas State Fair (Dallas), St. Louis Fair, and Madison Square Garden in New York.

Beaumont, Texas

Jefferson County

Year Erected: 1967

Marker Type: Grave Marker

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