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Detective William Weathers | Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police


William Weathers

Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, October 28, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Pennsylvania

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Detective William Weathers was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a man suspected of having tampered with railroad signals.

For several weeks signals had been tampered with on railroads north of Wilkes-Barre causing several train wrecks. Detective Weathers along with Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Chief M.J. Booth were in the area when they noticed a man running down the tracks. When Detective Weathers ordered the man to hault, the suspect turned and shot him.

Six weeks later Chief Booth was in Pittston, Pennsylvania, when he noticed a little white dog walking down a local street. He remembered that the same dog was with the man who killed Detective Weathers. The dog led police to the suspect who was apprehended and charged with Detective Weathers' murder.

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The fate of your murderer is not mentioned here, but I can only hope he faced true justice for his crimes.

Detective Weathers, you gave your life while helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, our railroads. I am grateful for your efforts and though it's been 105 years, I mourn your death.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
October 28, 2015


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