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Sergeant John F. Weedin | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington


John F. Weedin

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, July 24, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 23 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant John Weedin and Officer Wiley were shot and killed after being flagged down by a citizen who had just been accosted by a man with a gun.

Officer Wiley exited his auto and approached the suspect who produced a handgun, shooting him and Sergeant Weedin. Officer Wiley was able to return fire killing the suspect. Sergeant Weedin died upon arrival at the hospital, and Officer Wiley died a week later from his wounds.

Sergeant Weedin had served with the Seattle Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, and four daughters and is buried at Oak Lake Cemetery, Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington.

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Police Officer Robert R. Wiley
Seattle Police Department, Washington
End of Watch: Sunday, July 30, 1916
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Your family certainly has a proud legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 17, 2013


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