Corporal George P. Weidert

Corporal George P. Weidert

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 9, 1932

George P. Weidert

Corporal George Weidert, Patrolman Albert Oestriecher, and Patrolman Cornelius Ford were shot and killed in the 12th Precinct Station.

Corporal Weidert and Patrolman Oestriecher were shot and killed in a gun battle with a man who had just grabbed Patrolman Ford's service revolver and killed him as he attempted to lock him in a jail cell. Other officers subdued the suspect after they shot and wounded him.

The suspect was transported to a hospital and treated for his wounds. On the way back to the jail he tried to escape and was shot and killed.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I HAD THE HONOR TO WORK WITH CORPORAL WEIDERT'S GREAT GRANDSON ALSO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. I ATTEND THE LOUISIANA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL YEARLY. AT THE MEMORIAL THOSE OFFICERS FROM LOUISIANA KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN THE PAST YEAR ARE ADDED TO A GRANITE WALL, AND SURVIVORS ARE RECOGNIZED. CORPORAL WEIDERT'S NAME IS ENGRAVED ON THAT GRANITE WALL. WHEN I ATTEND THE YEARLY MEMORIAL I READ HIS NAME ON THE WALL AND REFLECT ABOUT THE SACRIFICE MADE BY CORPORAL WEIDERT AND THE LOSS TO HIS FAMILY. HIS SERVICE AND SACRIFICE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

LT. BRIAN D. KARCHER
JEFFERSON PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE

May 8, 2015

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