Deputy Sheriff John H. Weidkamp

Deputy Sheriff John H. Weidkamp

Adams County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 6, 1929

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John H. Weidkamp

Deputy Sheriff John Weidkamp was shot and killed in Quincy while attempting to arrest a man and woman in a stolen car.

Both subjects were arrested and convicted of Deputy Weidkamp's murder. The woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison and the man was sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

stolen vehicle

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Rest In Peace. You are not forgotten.

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

February 27, 2023

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