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Sergeant Douglas A. Weddleton | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Sergeant

Douglas A. Weddleton

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Friday, June 18, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 2047

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Doug Weddleton was struck and killed by two drunk drivers while working a construction detail on I-95 in Attleboro.

Sergeant Weddleton had positioned his patrol car to block an exit ramp from I-95 to I-495 so a construction crew could perform roadwork. At approximately 1:25 am a drunk driver attempted to drive around his patrol car.

As he exited his vehicle to stop the car a second drunk driver crashed into the back of the first car, pushing it into Sergeant Weddleton, seriously injuring him. He was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Both drunk drivers were arrested and charged with numerous charges. The drunk driver in the second vehicle was charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide.

Sergeant Weddleton had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 28 years. He is survived by his wife and four sons.

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It has now been 17 years. This date has seen the lives of FIVE Law Enforcement Officers from Massachusetts taken. I pray to God you are the last name on this list for this date and that no other date sees the adding of any names.

But sadly, we all know that will not be the case.

You are rightfully honored here. God Bless and may your rest be and always be, peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
June 18, 2017

 

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