Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/23/1990
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Not available
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.