Patrolman James Edward Wier

Patrolman James Edward Wier

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1987

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James Edward Wier

Patrolman Wier was shot and killed while responding to a man with a gun call on South Pennsylvania Street. When he and his partner arrived they saw the man in a home holding a shotgun and took cover. The suspect then opened fire. As Patrolman Wier stood to return fire he was struck in the head. Two other responding officers were wounded before the suspect committed suicide.
Patrolman Wier was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I attended Englewood High School with Jim.
Easily one of the nicest, loyal and genuinely decent kids I remember from my youth. It was no surprise he wanted to dedicate his life to his community.
He gave it all, and his sacrifice will never be forgotten!

Tony Zavala
High School friend

June 9, 2018

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