Patrolman John A. Weimar

Patrolman John A. Weimar

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 1874

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John A. Weimar

Patrolman John Weimar was shot and killed near the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Chatham Street while walking a prisoner to jail.

Another officer had arrested two men on Wylie Avenue for disorderly conduct. As the officer walked the men to jail, Officer Weimar came to assistance and took custody of one of the men. As they approached the intersection Officer Weimar's prisoner shoved him, and then shot him in the side. Both prisoners fled on foot as the other officer tended to Officer Weimar's wound.

Officer Weimar was carried to a nearby drug store where he was tended to by a doctor. He died while being taken to his home.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Weimar,
On today, the 142nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.


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August 24, 2016

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