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Detective John Raymond Weir | Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, Michigan Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, Michigan


John Raymond Weir

Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, November 7, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 9/23/1990

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Detective John Weir succumbed to a stab wound sustained 14 years earlier.

He had responded to a call that involved a mentally ill man who had threatened people with a knife. While he attempted to deal with the subject, Detective Weir was stabbed in the eye.

He remained in a coma for several months. After coming out of the coma, Detective Weir remained partially paralyzed, brain damaged, and blind until his death.

Detective Weir had served with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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John was a good friend and neighbor, we delivered the Sault Evening News paper together, traded comic books with each other. John is sorely missed.

Robert K. Tompsett
Neighborhood friend
November 8, 2015


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