Patrolman Frank Pierce Weidner

Patrolman Frank Pierce Weidner

Miamisburg Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 1922

Frank Pierce Weidner

Patrolman Weidner was succumbed to wounds sustained five days earlier when he was stabbed in front of a theatre on Main Street. An intoxicated man had been refused entry into the theatre because of his drunken condition. The man began to argue with the manager and attracted the attention of Patrolman Weidner, who was across the street at the time.

Upon seeing the argument Patrolman Weidner crossed the street. When he put his hand on the man's shoulder the man suddenly spun around and stabbed him in the abdomen with a large knife. Patrolman Weidner was taken to a local hospital where he underwent two operations and two blood transfusions. He died five days later.

Patrolman Weidner had been with the agency for 16 years and was survived by his wife, two children, father, and four siblings.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 1922
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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We Americans are not good at remembering our history. I was a Miamisburg Police Officer for 22 years. I retired as the Assistant Chief in 2002. We did not know about the sacrifice of Officer Weidner until his family brought it to the Department's attention in the mid-nineties. The Department then arranged for a plaque for Frank that now hangs in the municipal building concourse. We apologize to his family for the oversight and we honor his service and his sacrifice. We sincerely hope that he will not be forgotten again.

Miamisburg Police Department, Retired

May 4, 2018

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