Sergeant Douglas A. Weddleton

Sergeant Douglas A. Weddleton

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, June 18, 2010

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Douglas A. Weddleton

Sergeant Doug Weddleton was struck and killed by two drunk drivers while working a late-night 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 a.m. 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 and sentenced to one year.

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


  • Age 52
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 2047

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

drunk driver

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SGT Weddleton, upon searching about you, I have been honored to read about how great you were. Last year, I helped in moving your memorial on route 95 to the Foxborough Baracks so that we could install a highway sign in that spot without damaging your memorial. It was such an honor to handle your memorial. As I read about the people who continually write about you, it fills my heart to think about how much people still think about you and love you. Thank you for your service, Sir.

Highway worker, TJ L

September 18, 2023

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