Honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe as we kick off National Police Week.

As National Police Week begins, we ask that you join us in honoring and remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. As we take the time to remember the fallen, may we also remember their families, and may we live a life of gratitude for those that put their lives on the line every day to protect ours. Thank you for your dedication and commitment!

We want to take a moment to remember Precinct 8 Constable John Monroe Weaver who was killed in the line of duty in 1929. Constable Weaver was shot and killed after he and two other lawmen raided a dance hall on Yale Street that was being used as an illegal bootleg establishment. As they approached the building, approximately thirty people fled. The constables were only able to apprehend the owner’s daughter. As she led them to where her uncle was hiding, the constables were ambushed and Constable Weaver was shot twice, once in the elbow and once in the stomach. He was rushed to the hospital but died from his wounds a half hour later. The suspect escaped but was later found dead after he committed suicide. Constable Weaver was the elected constable of Precinct 8 and had only held the post for five months. He was survived by his wife and son.

Precinct 8 Constable’s Office

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