Officer James A. "Bert" Weare

Officer James A. "Bert" Weare

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, February 7, 1919

James A. "Bert" Weare

Officer Weare was shot and killed as he and his partner searched for a robbery suspect on 22nd Avenue NE. Both were in plainclothes and as Officer Weare's partner questioned the man's sister, Officer Weare began searching the home. As he opened a closed bedroom door the suspect shot from inside, fatally wounding him. Officer Weare's partner chased the suspect outside and shot and killed him as he attempted to climb a fence.
Officer Weare had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I read your name today at a ceremony at the state capital in St.Paul MN for Law Enforcement Memorial Day. It was my honor to do so. It has been 98 years since your death but we have not forgotten you.

R.H. 118
Washington County Sheriffs Office

May 16, 2017

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