Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Ranger Julie Ann Weir

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Reflections for Park Ranger Julie Ann Weir

Twelve years ago I put a photo on my office wall of Julie's smiling face. It is still there, reminding me of her wonderful self - talented and fun and full of promise. We will always miss her.

Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent INHP
National Park Service

February 24, 2023

Julie Weir is missed. Her photo has been on my office wall since that terrible day twelve years ago in 2011. She was a bright light, talented, and effective.

Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod
Independence National Historical Park, National Park Service

February 24, 2023

I met Julie years ago in Sitka, AK while on a cruise. She was a delightful park guide and taught me about devil's claw. She even let me try on her ranger hat! It turned out that we had a friend in common, a ranger named Todd who she met at Grand Canyon and I met at Rushmore Cave. It's a small world. I saw her again the next time I was in Sitka, and she remembered me. I was shocked and greatly saddened when I learned of her untimely death. The world is a better place because of her.
Thank you, Julie. You made a difference.

Cindy Steele
Park visitor and friend

December 9, 2022

Ranger Weir,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 24, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 24, 2020

Rest in peace Park Ranger Weir.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 8, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Julie, I had not heard until this morning, five years after the fact. I knew there had to be a reason that the world is a sadder place today...and now I know why. Gone much too soon. Will always remember our hikes in Denali. You were a great kid and I'm real sad about it, and I wish I knew what else to say...Peace be with you my friend.

Frank DiGianni
former National Park Service Ranger

May 10, 2016

Three years has past, but your memory remains alive. I know you are there, in spirit, making sure we are all safe.

Your Friend

March 2, 2014

You are dearly missed! I’m so glad that we met and had such great adventures together. I miss your impromptu versions of Ranger Led Talks that you would belt out while we were camping, kayaking or just walking down the street. You could always find something to laugh about. You were such a great mentor. Your love for the job showed through in your work and dedication. Your memory remains In-service with me every day. Thank you for your friendship!

Debbie L.

February 25, 2012

You are not forgotten, your family is not forgotten, and your service is not forgotten.

I remember sitting outside your sisters house in SLC reflecting on the short time I knew you and the impact you had on my life, and how I needed to be strong as a person to add to the strength of loved ones celebrating your life the day before your humbling service.

As I approached your sisters door, I gained the strength to knock and immediately could feel the support of family and friends surrounding them and their love for you. Sitting in the living room arranging the photo albums with your loved ones allowed me to see the many facets of your life and how you loved living your life.

You and your family will never know how much that evening changed my life.

Your partner on the right

February 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 24, 2012

You are honored today and not forgotten, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

On this one year anniversary of your sacrifice. We remember you and thank you for your service.

Texas peace officer

February 24, 2012

Thank you for your service Ranger Weir. May you RIP and my prayers are out to your family.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

I saw someone driving down the beach the other day and thought it was you. My heart smiled. I miss you and your crazy ice cream flavors you brought to all the rangers to test. You are never forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Park Ranger
Co-worker INDE

January 24, 2012

Julie, everytime I eat a piece of chocolate, I want to look to my left and offer you a piece.....I know you can hear me offering

You touched more lives than anyone will know.

Ranger Waterman

June 10, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Ranger Julie Weir. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Julie.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 14, 2011

Ranger Weir,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 13, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Ranger Weir. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Julie, she sounds like she was a great woman with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew her in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Julie's life and the WOMAN that she was. Remember that Julie's life was about so much more than the way she died. Julie will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember her.

Ranger Weir, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

March 12, 2011

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers OF Ranger Weir.

While I did not have the privilege to have known her personally, I am certain that she has found a place in heaven through her selfless service to those she swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Patrol Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department

March 9, 2011

Prayers to Park Ranger Weir's family and friends, as well to the entire National Park Service. RIP.


March 8, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks


March 7, 2011

Our entire unit sends our prayers to the family of Ranger Weir. You service to this country will always be honored.
RIP sister Julie.

Commander Griffin / MPS DOPS
Spec Ops / Airport Security Div

March 6, 2011

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