Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant James Edward "Bo" Weaver

Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, June 27, 2005

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Reflections for Lieutenant James Edward "Bo" Weaver

It's been 24 years since the County of Dinwiddie lost a well-respected and friendly man who protected the courthouse staff on a daily basis. I remember talking to Bo before he left the Dinwiddie Courthouse to pick the youth up from Crater Detention and discussing the hearing time. He was none too pleased about making the drive, but knew it was his duty. One that he always did well and with the utmost professionalism. I met Mr. Weaver in Amelia. After the hearing, I waved goodbye and said, "see you in a bit". He smiled and said, "right on"! That was my last memory of the man who I had learned to appreciate not only as a co-worker, but as a pal. The world lost a good one that day. I am still working with juveniles and trying to emulate the work ethic and love of the job Mr. Weaver demonstrated daily. May God bless his family and friends. I miss you sir!

Timothy L. Beard, Director
6th Judicial District Court Service Unit

July 9, 2024

God Bless You Bo! Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. I remember that day of fishing that you and Merlin had on the pond, y'all hauled them in that day! It broke Merlin's heart when your watch ended. But he's in heaven with you now. May God continue to Bless your family through their years of sadness and grief.

Karen Burroughs
Civilian Supporter
Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office
Dinwiddie, VA

October 7, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 2, 2020

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 27, 2020

I just found out about your demise. I'm very sorry. You would always check in on me at the Dewitt post office.
I'm retired now. I left there in 1999. I was the postmaster larry jones, and to your family , my deepest and most sincere wishes ,and prayer be with you.
PRetired postmaster,
Larry jones

Postmaster Larry jones office

August 12, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

I hated reading this, and wish this had not happened. So sorry for your family and your friends.

Melanie Rowley
Have friends and family who are LEO's.

June 28, 2015

Rest easy Lt. Weaver my condolences to the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office and family.

MArk A. Porter, Sergeant

June 27, 2015



June 27, 2015

God bless Lt Weaver and his family

Retired David Blain
Allegheny County Bureau Of Corrections

January 28, 2014

To Lt.James Edward Weaver, his family and his fellow officers with the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Lt. Weaver’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Lt. Weaver and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Memebrs and Staff

June 27, 2009

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 2, 2008

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of your EOW. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

June 27, 2007




June 27, 2007

Thinking of you on the 2nd anniversary of your EOW.
Your killer was in the presence of an angel and was
too dumb to realize it. You are missed.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 27, 2007

it's been 2 years now and you're still missed like crazy around here. you'll always be missed tho. i'll never forget all the times you made me laugh so hard i could've cried. i know you're in a better place now, and that's our only condolence. rest in peace, bo, and know that you'll never be forgotten.

Deputy C.W. Andrews
Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office

June 26, 2007

Lieutenant - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers as they remember all the good memories of you while you celebrate your 1st birthday in Heaven..continue to watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

June 28, 2006

I thank you for your service to this state. You will be missed.

June 27, 2006

It's been a year since you were needlessly taken from your family, friends and co-workers. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today.

May God wrap those who knew you in His arms and grant them comfort, strength and peace today.

Godspeed and good rest warrior, your brothers have the watch now.

L Robertson
APD, LEO's Wife

June 27, 2006

I honor your service and memory on the first anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. To his family, Lt. Weaver will never be forgotten, he was a hero.

Brother in Blue (Ret)

June 27, 2006

Rest safe with Our Lord.May He comfort and strengthen your family as they continue their journey towards you.

June 27, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 8, 2006

To Lt. James Edard Weaver (Bo), his loved ones and his fellow officers:

Please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family, and I hope to meet them in D.C.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

Bo, as a peace officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Lt. Weaver. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Bo gave to his community and the citizens of Virginia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 27, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 29, 2006

I am the God daughter of Lieutenant Weaver, and he is greatly missed in my whole 21 years of knowing him i never saw him unhappy or without a smile on his face, or making someone else laugh or smile. I will now carry on my career in criminal justice and i hope i can be as honorable as he was and take as much pride in my job.

RIP James we love you and miss you....

Arsheia Beasley
Virginia State University Criminal Justice Major

April 3, 2006

I can recall entering the courthouse, many days being welcomed by Bo's warm smile. His devotion to the youth of Dinwiddie was that of the firm hand of a grandfather. I could always rely on Bo to share some of his wisdom with a misguided youth coming to visit my office. He always took that extra minute to have a positive impact on a child and give some encouragement to do the right things. He did the same for me as I began finding my career in law enforcement. God bless you Bo. The lives you have touched are numerous and your impact will survive all time.

Fmr VA Trooper

March 6, 2006

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