Chief of Police Frank Wieter

Chief of Police Frank Wieter

Breese Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 14, 1927

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Frank Wieter

Chief Frank Wieter was shot and killed while walking a man to the city hall.

The suspect suddenly produced a .25-caliber handgun and shot Chief Wieter to death. The 28-year-old suspect was apprehended and confessed to the murder. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was released less than 22 years later.

Chief Wieter was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Chief Wieter's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-22-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

June 22, 2016

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