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Police Officer James Gary Weber | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

James Gary Weber

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 8, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 8 years

Badge # P479

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 18 months

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Officer James Weber was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and two other officers investigated a suspicious car. While standing next to the car the drunk driver struck Officer Weber and one of the other officers at a high rate of speed, killing Officer Weber and nearly severing the legs of the second officer, who was forced to retire. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 18 months for vehicular homicide.

Officer Weber had been with the agency for 8 years and had previously served with the United States Air Force. His badge number was retired in 1995. He was survived by his wife and two children and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer James Gary Weber of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 8, 1982

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
September 8, 2017


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