Patrolman Louis Weick

Patrolman Louis Weick

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 10, 1903

Louis Weick

Patrolman Weick was succumbed to injuries received the previous day while trying to break up a disturbance. While on foot patrol he saw a group of men creating a disturbance in front of a restaurant. As he approached the men they all left the scene except for one. The man began arguing with Patrolman Weick and shot him as Patrolman Weick attempted to place him under arrest. He began to flee the scene but was apprehended by two other officers who heard the shots and saw him running. Patroman Weick was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the next day. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison but had his sentence commuted to 15 years and was released in 1914.
Patrolman Weick had been with the agency for nine months and was survived by his wife and young daughter.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 9, 1903
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released after 11 years

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Louis Weick of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 10, 2017

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