Patrolman James Edward Wier

Patrolman James Edward Wier

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1987

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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"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints”. Psalm 116:15

God bless you Officer Wier may you continue to rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Michael Miller
Civilian, CO
Former Police Reserve Officer

June 1, 2017

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