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Sergeant Laurie Lafayette Wever | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida

Sergeant

Laurie Lafayette Wever

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, March 15, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1941

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Sergeant Wever was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects.

As he pulled up beside the two in their car on his motorcycle and ordered them to pull over the driver shot and killed him. Both were apprehended. His 21-year-old killer was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled in 1941 amid much public opposition. His accomplice, who turned state's evidence was sentenced to five years for burglary.

Sergeant Wever had been with the agency for four years and served as commander of the Motorcycle Division.

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Rest in peace Sergeant Lever. Your valor and bravery stood out as did your polished badge and motorcycle you drove. Very sad, your killers were paroled. Another unbelievable miscarriage of justice. It's not blind. They too have to answer to a God above.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
March 15, 2016

 

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