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Sergeant Paul DeWeert | Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

Sergeant

Paul DeWeert

Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, October 8, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 99 years

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Sergeant DeWeert was shot and killed while off duty when he attempted to confront a drunk man two blocks from his home. The suspect, who was an ex-convict, turned and shot the unarmed officer.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Sergeant DeWeert was a WWII veteran and had been with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons
October 8, 2014

 

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