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Deputy Collector Frank Weller | United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

Deputy Collector

Frank Weller

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 14, 1889

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Collector Frank Weller was shot and killed outside of Westville, Florida, while attempting to arrest a man for operating an illegal still at his home in Holmes County.

As he and and a United States deputy marshal approached the home the man opened fire from inside, killing Deputy Collector Weller. The man fled but was later apprehended. He claimed that he shot at the officers in self defense, believing they had come to rob him.

Deputy Collector Weller was survived by his wife and son.

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Deputy Collector Weller,
On today, the 127th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 14, 2016

 

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