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Police Officer Robert R. Wiley | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer

Robert R. Wiley

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, July 30, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/24/1916

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Robert Wiley and Sergeant John Weedin 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 vehicle and approached the man, 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.

Officer Wiley had served with the Seattle Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, child, parents, and brother. He is buried in Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland, Washington.

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Sergeant John F. Weedin
Seattle Police Department, Washington
End of Watch: Monday, July 24, 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 23, 2013

 

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