Detective John Robert Weiss

Detective John Robert Weiss

Shively Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1986

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John Robert Weiss

Detective John Weiss was shot and killed while conducting an undercover narcotics investigation. His investigation led him to the 2500 block of South Park Road where he was shot. Detective Weiss was able to return fire wounding his killer. The officer was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and was sentenced to 65 years in prison. The murderer was denied parole in February 2006.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 65 years

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John was my friend in high school. He was a great guy with much to give and that made a lasting impression on me. We lost track of each other when I moved away and it wasn't until I heard of his tragic end that I realized I missed out on time that I could never regain. I think about him to this day, especially when I hear in the news of other brave protectors who have given all. Thank you for your ultimate service.

Ron Morris
Friend from high school

May 2, 2018

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