Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # P479
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 18 months
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.