Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

Rockton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1977

Arthur L. Weston

Chief of Police Arthur Weston suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect at approximately 10:00 am.

Chief Weston had responded to a burglary-in-progress call and located the suspect in an upstairs bedroom. After an intense struggle Chief Weston was able to place the suspect into custody. As he was transporting the man to jail he began to have chest pains and called for backup. He was taken to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

The suspect was found unfit to stand trial and later escaped from a mental hospital.

Chief of Police Weston had served with the Rockton Police Department for six years and had been in law enforcement for 32 years. He was survived by his wife, son and four daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Weston's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-3-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

November 3, 2017

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