Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

Rockton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1977

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Arthur L. Weston

Chief of Police Arthur Weston suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect at approximately 10:00 am.

Chief Weston had responded to a burglary-in-progress call and located the suspect in an upstairs bedroom. After an intense struggle Chief Weston was able to place the suspect into custody. As he was transporting the man to jail he began to have chest pains and called for backup. He was taken to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

The suspect was found unfit to stand trial and later escaped from a mental hospital.

Chief of Police Weston had served with the Rockton Police Department for six years and had been in law enforcement for 32 years. He was survived by his wife, son and four daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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As I had posted in 2005 once I retired from my department, I would lay my badge next to yours. In 2020 I was able to what I said I would. My badge is next to yours. When I retired in 2020, I completed 32 years in Law Enforcement. When I looked your name without knowing in advance you too had 32 years as well.
Wish you were so we could talk and hang out.
Love and miss you
Corporal Billy Weston-retired

Billy Weston-Corporal retired
Roscoe, IL (Son)

January 20, 2024

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