Detective John Raymond Weir

Detective John Raymond Weir

Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 2004

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John Raymond Weir

Detective John Weir succumbed to a stab wound sustained 14 years earlier.

He had responded to a call that involved a mentally ill man who had threatened people with a knife. While he attempted to deal with the subject, Detective Weir was stabbed in the eye.

He remained in a coma for several months. After coming out of the coma, Detective Weir remained partially paralyzed, brain damaged, and blind until his death.

Detective Weir had served with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 23, 1990
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available


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I am Amber Tessone, currently in a criminal justice course at Grundy Area Vocational Center. We had to research an officer for a memorial project and I chose Detective John Weir. I am greatly sorry for what happened to him. It was unexpected and unpredictable. He risked his life every day, a strong hero who will always be remembered.

Amber Tessone

March 9, 2022

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