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 and I were good friends and rode identical motorcycles(Honda 900 customs) at the time! I remember him and I rode them to Six Flags in St. Louis for a few days. Both of us had worked the night shift and ended up falling asleep in the grass for a couple of hours at a rest area half way to St. louis that morning! I use to work of duty at the Trubadour and John would always come and hang out and talk "police work" as he wanted to learn all he could--- and I would say--- John forget that--- check out these girls! I was a State Parole Officer, and a St. Regis Park Police Officer, and John was a Douglas Hills officer before going to Shively! I will always remember the night of February 12, 1986, when the call came out on the radio of an officer down! RIP my friend!

John Revels
St. Regis Park P.D., State Parole Officer

March 11, 2020

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