Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Sheriff James A. Wier

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 18, 1978

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Sheriff James A. Wier

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

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

August 18, 2020

Deputy Weir, you are in my thoughts this week. Gone but not forgotten.

Communications Officer (911)
Harris County Sheriff's Office

August 20, 2019

Deputy James A. Weir, I was there and held you in my arms as you took your last breath. I'm so greatful that I was able to remove you from the burning patrol vehicle that night. May you Rest In Peace my friend and gives me great pleasure to know that you were a man of faith.

Captain R. Carrizal (Retired)
Harris County Sheriff's Department

February 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Reserve Deputy Sheriff James A. Wier. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice while voluntarily Protecting the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

Heroes live forever, Reserve Deputy Wier, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 26, 2013

Rest in peace, Deputy Wier. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 18, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Wier - you're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 18, 2011

"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
Sergeant
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

February 7, 2008

May you continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above.

January 31, 2007

I first heard of the pursuit in district II where Deputy Weir was killed while I was in the academy many years ago. Although I never met the man, during my earlier years on the street I knew several other deputies who were involved in that pursuit. Deputy Wier's service to the people of Harris County was always held in high regard by those who worked with him and he has been missed.

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant
Harris County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2005

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