Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

Rockton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1977

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Reflections for Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

Chief Weston's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-3-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

November 3, 2017

You were my grandpa even though i really never knew you, you will always hold a place in my heart and my hero!

chris roberts
grandson

May 11, 2014

IT does'nt matter if it is police week or not I still miss you. I no you have been gone a long time. I love you.

R.I.P

Your Daughter
Vickey

Vickey Roberts
Daughter

May 10, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

Grandpa, I was very young when I lost your voice, your smiling face greeting me before and after school everyday. I have never lost or forgotten your love. I will always love you and remember the great things you did in the line of duty, to protect everyone!! I love you.

Lynnette Campbell
Granddaughter

May 4, 2013

Rest in Peace, Chief Weston. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

THE DAY MY WORLD STOPPED

On Oct 27th, 1977 started out as a normal day until I got my first car then it became great!
My dad told me your car (a 68 mustang) is outside and gave me the keys all I could say was gees.

I went to school high on life; until I was called to the office and was told my dad caught a burglar was involved in a fight.

You see my father was in everybody’s sight because his car he drove had red lights, he was the Police Chief.

I was told he was at the hospital and my thought was this is not real.

I walked inside and asked about my dad, I was alone, a doctor walked in and I knew it was not good from his tone.

The doctor looked at the floor not speaking, I told him to tell me what I was seeking.

The doctor looked up and said how am, I to tell you, I told him straight out no clue.

“I did all I could do the doctor said, sorry son your father is dead”.

I turned and walked down the hall, walking outside, all I wanted to do is hide.

I got to my car and gave a big sigh and then all I could was cry and cry.

I drove the best I could home through the tears and thinking about being 16 and the time I had with him was very short years.

At home I met with mom, through tears from the both of us; I told her one thing she can trust, since my world has now stopped! Some day I too will be a cop.

The funeral was long and in style, squad cars for 5 miles.

100’s of officers was present that day; goodbye is all they could say.

My father passed the test, he did his best and as a HERO he was laid to rest.

Your Son

Corporal Billy Weston
Roscoe Police Department

Billy Weston-corporal
Roscoe Police-son

October 5, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

February 29, 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
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

January 8, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

DAD.This is daughter number3,as sometimes you would call me when you could not remember my name.Well i might forget your face,the fights we had,the way you laugh,talk,walk. But i will always remenber you in my heart. and how much i love you now,and before.And i always remember our birthdays we got to share. remember i was the only birthday gift you could not forget. wity love your daughter Debbie.

Debbie Weston
Daughter

September 8, 2007

Chief (Dad) It is with great pride and honor to be your daughter and to have worked with you a short time. You have taught me so much and I was so proud to follow in your footsteps for a short time and to work with my brother Billy who is so much like you in many ways.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you,and the values you have instilled in me. You are greatfully respected by many and never forgotton. A salute to you Chief!

Wanda Weston-Johnson
So Beloit Police Dept.

wanda weston-johnson

September 7, 2007

GOD BLESS YOU CHIEF,
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN HONOR TO HAVE MET YOU, I WORKED ALONG SIDE OF YOUR SON WHILE I WAS ON THE DEPARTMENT IN ROSCOE AND I CONSIDER HIM TO BE NOT ONLY A FINE MAN BUT ALSO A TRUE FRIEND.

THANK YOU CHIEF, FOR THE SACRIFICE THAT YOU MADE FOR ALL OF US AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO HONOR YOUR MEMORY BY DOING EVERYTHING WITHIN MY POWER TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THIS NOBLE PROFESSION WHICH WE HAVE CHOSEN.

ONCE AGAIN, GOD BLESS YOU CHIEF AND THANK YOU.

CHIEF STANLEY L. SMITH
KIRKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 8, 2007

Chief, what a tribute to you that your son followed you into the noble law enforcement profession. Keep watch over him and all officers who put themselves between the law-abiding and those who would do harm. Rest in peace, sir.

Family of Patrolman Clifton Miller
Rossford, Ohio, EOW 05/14/1966

September 13, 2006

Thank you for your years of service Chief Weston. You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your son who has followed in your footsteps.

Officer
Mont Co., Maryland

January 22, 2006

THANK YOU !!!!

You will be missed forever....

January 19, 2006

CHIEF (DAD) FOR THE LAST 17 YEARS I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER. JUST LAST YEAR I WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN THE RANK OF CORPORAL. MY GOAL IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS TO OBTAIN A RANK AND HAVE A GOLD BADGE. BUT THE REASON FOR WANTING A GOLD BADGE IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN MOST BECAUSE WHEN I RETIRE THE BIGGEST JOY I WILL EVER HAVE IS LAYING MY GOLD BADGE NEXT TO YOURS SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE WHAT WE BOTH STOOD FOR.

EVEN THO YOU HAVE BEEN GONE SINCE 1977 THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK OF YOU AND USE WHAT YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME.

THANKS CHIEF

CORPORAL BILLY WESTON

CORPORAL BILLY WESTON
ROSCOE

April 13, 2005

Rest in peace Chief.
Thank you for your service.

March 11, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 27, 2004

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