Detective James A. "Bert" Weare

Detective James A. "Bert" Weare

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, February 7, 1919

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James A. "Bert" Weare

Detective James Weare was shot and killed as he and his partner searched for a robbery suspect at 52 22nd Avenue NE.

Both were in plainclothes and as Officer Weare's partner questioned the man's sister, Detective Weare began searching the home. As he opened a closed bedroom door the suspect shot from inside, fatally wounding him. Detective Weare's partner chased the suspect outside and shot and killed him as he attempted to climb a fence.

Detective Weare had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

plainclothes, robbery

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Rest in peace Officer Weare.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2022

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