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Police Officer James Gary Weber

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer James Gary Weber

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer James Gary Weber of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 8, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020


On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer James Gary Weber of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 8, 1982

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 8, 2017

Officer Weber,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community--but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2017

Officer Weber,

I never met you, but I recently had the privilege to speak with your son, Eric Weber. I am trying to book a flight for the funerals in Baton Rouge. Your son and I spoke for a bit and you could tell being a cops kid meant a lot to him. He overextended himself every way possible trying to help us. He was obviously very proud when he talked about you and we both got a bit emotional when talking about me attending a policeman's funeral and the obvious memories it brought back for him. Officer Weber, you would be very proud of the man your son has become. He thanked me for my services and I thanked him for the ultimate sacrifice you made. We ended he conversation acknowledging we both bleed blue. Even during this unthinkable times, it made me realize how proud I am to be a cop

Sgt. Steve Curtiss
Roxbury Twp. Police Dept. (N.J.)

July 19, 2016

Gary - we were on the same relief in District 3. You ran beat 302 (Eight and State) and I ran beat 301 (Saylor Park). I remember the night before the accident we were working 3rd shift and I covered over on a burglar alarm run you had in the West End. After the run I remember the two of standing on the side walk "just talking". I always respected you and tried to learn from you and the "old guys" on the relief! You were in your early 30's and I was in my early 20's - so you seemed so much older!

I was always in "awe" of your Viet Nam service. THANK YOU for serving our country and city so well.

I was off the night of the accident. My last memories during all of these years was our "talk" on that side walk that night. Gary, I think about you, Charlie and the other guys on our relief often. I am Blessed to have known you for that short time. Rest in peace my friend.

Jim Schmitt

Jim Schmitt / former Officer
Cincinnati Police

January 19, 2014

Gary, You were doing your duty and you made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. You are truly a hero.

Your actions are within the highest standards of the Cincinnati Police Department. Your service, and your sacrifice, shall not go unmarked.

You were a good guy, and a good cop. I always enjoyed working with you.

We will always be proud of you. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

January 30, 2012

Thank you for your service! A true hero!


November 24, 2008

just thinking about you gary,and uncle jimmy and aunt betty also. love chris

chris emmerich

May 30, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 31, 2007

You will never be forgotten


November 19, 2006

I did not get to work with Gary but I did get a chance to work with his partner[Charlie Klug].Charlie continued as a police tech. for the City of Cinti.and has just retired for good after 34 years of service.
They both are missed.

Officer Becker
Cinti PD

January 26, 2005

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