Sergeant Paul DeWeert

Sergeant Paul DeWeert

Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, October 8, 1967

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Paul DeWeert

Sergeant DeWeert was shot and killed while off duty when he attempted to confront a drunk man two blocks from his home. The suspect, who was an ex-convict, turned and shot the unarmed officer.

The suspect, 32, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. On September 8, 1981, he was denied parole.

Sergeant DeWeert was a WWII veteran and had been with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Rest in peace Sergeant DeWeert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 8, 2020

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