Officer William J. Weston, Jr.

Officer William J. Weston, Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, March 4, 1945

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William J. Weston, Jr.

Officer William Weston was shot and killed after kicking a drunk man out of a bar at 1418 Florida Avenue, NE.

He then told the man to leave the area. As Officer Weston turned to walk away the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him. A special police officer happened across the scene at the same time and shot and killed the suspect during a foot chase.

Officer West had been with the agency for just over two years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Weston,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 4, 2020

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