Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber

Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota

End of Watch Friday, July 3, 2020

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Lee R. Weber

Chief Deputy Lee Weber drowned in the Missouri River two miles north of Fort Pierre while attempting to rescue his 8-year-old son who had fallen out of a moving boat.

Multiple agencies are involved in search and recovery efforts for his body.

Chief Deputy Weber dove into the water without a life jacket in an attempt to reach his son but was swept away by the current. His son was rescued by other nearby boaters. Chief Deputy Weber's body was recovered on July 9th, 2020.

Chief Deputy Weber was a veteran of the South Dakota National Guard and had served with the Hughes County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 36-1W
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

off duty, water rescue

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To the family of Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber, friends, Sheriff Darin Johnson and the Hughes County Sheriff's Office, SD
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
"For he, (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 5:13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

July 25, 2020

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