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

Detective

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

Incident Date: 10/28/1910

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2014

 

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