Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John Raymond Weir

Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 2004

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Reflections for Detective John Raymond Weir

I am Amber Tessone, currently in a criminal justice course at Grundy Area Vocational Center. We had to research an officer for a memorial project and I chose Detective John Weir. I am greatly sorry for what happened to him. It was unexpected and unpredictable. He risked his life every day, a strong hero who will always be remembered.

Amber Tessone

March 9, 2022

John was the one of the best people I have ever known. He was my brother, and I still miss him every day.
He was the most giving person and I was so blessed to have him in my life. Till we meet again, John. I love you.

Patty Weir Allison
Sister of John

May 10, 2018

John was a good friend and neighbor, we delivered the Sault Evening News paper together, traded comic books with each other. John is sorely missed.

Robert K. Tompsett
Neighborhood friend

November 8, 2015

Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace and God Bless your family. thank you for your service

Salvador Tapia
mission hills high school criminal justice academy San Marcos, Ca.

May 17, 2013

That's so unfortunate, I really feel so sorry for what happened to you. Your pain will not be in vain.


March 24, 2013

I was a C.J. student at L.S.S.U. and met John during my firearms training. I remember him fondly for his patience and quiet strength. I learned from the officer and liked and respected the man. I had the opportunity to visit him while he was hospitalized in Traverse City. I'm glad I got to say goodbye, though his leaving took years. The struggle Kathy has endured is a travesty, but rest assured, there have always been those of us who know John is a hero. You are, too, Kathy.

a Lake State alum

July 23, 2012

I just read your story on policeone. You, and your wife, are heroes.

I wish your wife a long and happy life with what she has fought for and earned as a result of your heroism.

Never Forgotten.

Ottawa County Sheriff's Office

January 17, 2012

Rest easy my brother...You fought a long fight, we'll take it from here.

Washington State

January 16, 2012

I too just read the story about the suffering you and your family has endured. Rest in Peace Brother my prayers are with you and your family.

Sgt. SG
St. Louis Metropolitan Police

January 13, 2012

I recently read the story of Detective Weir. At long last the suffering of him and his family found an end. A true hero recognized for giving his life in the line of duty. Rest easy now sir. You may now walk heavens beat, because you certainly have done your time in hell. Rest now in peace

Mike Kunze
MN Reserve Sergeant

January 11, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this forth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 7, 2008

I believe that your case was highlighted in a training video regarding edged weapons. I have carried the details of your attack with me since. You have undoubtedly caused many officers to approach persons armed with knives with much caution.

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 19, 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

November 26, 2007

There are no words that I can offer that can make up for all the pain and suffering you endured before you finally lost your fight. Three years have passed and I know there has not been a day during that time that your loved ones have not thought of you as you will live on in their lives through loving memories of you. Watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and I thank you for your dedicated career and the fight you fought.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 7, 2007

Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace and God Bless your family.

911 Dispatcher

November 7, 2007

On the three year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 7, 2007

You are remembered, we will never for the sacrifice you and your family and co-workers have made. It's been 3 years in Heaven, just wanted you and your family to know that we are thinking of you today.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

November 7, 2007

Thank you for your service. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

November 7, 2007

I remember the impact this had on me when I first read about you. You are still impacting others beyond the
grave. Enjoy your reign with King Jesus forever.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

November 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir f ryour service and courage.


November 3, 2007

Uncle John

Thinking of you today brought tears to my eyes. As I have bad days and worry about my selfish needs I am reminded of what you gave.

God Bless.

Your Nephew Steven

Sgt. Steven M. Pascoe
Michigan State Police / Nephew

April 30, 2007

Your sacrifice and dedication are remembered on the second anniversary of your passing. Rest in peace, sir.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

November 8, 2006

Rest in peace John. You earned it.
But know that it is in your memory that we continue on.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

November 7, 2006



November 7, 2006

What an amazing testimony this is to unfailing love,
undying sacrifice and triumph over adversity. I pray
many will be in the kingdom because of your example
of Christ's unconditional love. God bless you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

November 7, 2006

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