Police Officer James Gary Weber

Police Officer James Gary Weber

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1982

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James Gary Weber

Police Officer Gary Weber was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and two other officers investigated a suspicious car at 2790 River Road in Cincinnati at 11:35 p.m.

While standing next to the car, the drunk driver struck Officer Weber and one of the other officers at a high rate of speed, killing Officer Weber and nearly severing the legs of the second officer, who was forced to retire.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 18 months for vehicular homicide.

Officer Weber was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for precisely 8 years. His badge number was retired in 1995. He was survived by his wife and two children.

He is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge P479
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 18 months

DUI, suspicious vehicle

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer James Gary Weber of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 85 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 8, 2023

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