Police Officer O. J. Weldon

Police Officer O. J. Weldon

Cumberland Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, April 30, 1966

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O. J. Weldon

Officer O.J. Weldon was shot and killed while investigating a possible domestic disturbance at a local home.

A recently divorced man had gone to his ex-wife's home and began searching it. As Officer Weldon knocked on the door to make sure everything was okay the suspect opened the door and fired, striking Officer Weldon in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sent to prison.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 30, 2010

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