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Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota

End of Watch Friday, July 3, 2020

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber

To the family of Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber, friends, Sheriff Darin Johnson and the Hughes County Sheriff's Office, SD
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
"For he, (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 5:13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

July 25, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Always Ready, Always There"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 21, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Chief Deputy Weber and the Hughes County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Chief Deputy Weber, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 20, 2020

Rest in Peace Chief Deputy Weber. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

July 15, 2020

RIP Brother Weber. Thank you for your service & ultimate sacrifice ---prayers being sent up for your families, at home and at work. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department Illinois

July 14, 2020

God bless you Chief Deputy Lee Weber! Thank you for service with the Hughes County Sheriff's Office and your service with the South Dakota National Guard. We are all thankful to you for service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

July 14, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

July 14, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Chief Deputy Weber. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hughes County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 13, 2020

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized.

Today, I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident.

Today, I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were too busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived.

No, today I will not do that.

Why?

Today, I was suspended from duty for doing my job, because the media, liberals, a community organizer, a lawyer who formally represented terrorists and is the US attorney general and a mayor who ran on an anti-police agenda, who are all advised by a drug dealer, liar and income tax cheat. AND, all who know nothing about Policing, have vilified my profession.

Because ----

Today, I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway.

Today, I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out.

Today, I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen.

Today, I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer.

Today, I was killed by a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was too busy.

Today, I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery.

Today I was killed doing my job.
A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won't be coming home today.

The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today but most people won't know why.

There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps and bagpipes will be played as I am laid to rest.

My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere.

A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn.

There will be no cries for justice.
There will be no riots in the streets.
There will be no officers marching, screaming 'no justice, no peace.'
No citizens will scream that something must be done.
No windows will be smashed, no cars burned, no stones thrown, no names called.
Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.

I was a police officer

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your brothers and sisters in blue as another great officer was taken from us to soon. You will never be forgotten!
Rest Easy Brother as we will take it from here.

Misty Lang
Great Great Niece of Fallen Officer William Hiram Givens McDonald County Sheriff's Department, McDonald County Missouri EOW 02-04-1984

July 13, 2020

RIP Brother Weber. Thank you for your service. You will forever be remembered as a hero.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department Illinois

July 13, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 12, 2020

I am so very sorry for the loss, first to his family, children, friends and co-workers. When I was a rookie patrol officer, we suffered the loss of one of the finest Highway Patrol. He was ambushed in his vehicle. I feel your pain.

I wrote the following: God is control;
He has sent his ministering angles
to watch over those who are
suffering knowing, in your heart,
You would gladly take their stead;
These ministering angels are
The Doctor's, Nurses, Experienced Therapist,
The LPNs, Ancillary Staff, the Firemen,
The EMT's, and Law-Enforcement;
These are the unsung heroes of today
who forge ahead.

They have God's enforcement

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

July 12, 2020

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber.
Condolences & Prayers for family & friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 12, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Chief Deputy Weber.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

July 12, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 12, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Hughes County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 11, 2020

Rest In Peace Chief Deputy Lee R Weber.

Officer Jennings Newbold
Murdo Police Department, SD

July 11, 2020

May God have a special place in Heaven for you. RIP my friend.

Retired Chief-Deputy Richard Blackwelder
Yellow Medicine County (MN) Sheriff’s Office

July 11, 2020

CHIEF DEP LEE WEBER MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL D LONG
RETIRED NEW YORK STATE POLICE

July 11, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber. Please know we are eternally grateful for Lee’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Chief Deputy Lee, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Hughes County Sheriff’s Department in Pierre, South Dakota for Lee’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Chief Deputy Weber’s wife and six children.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

July 11, 2020

Chief Deputy Weber,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 11, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

July 11, 2020

I hope growing up your son can take comfort in knowing that you loved him that much and as the hero you are, you would do it again. Rest In Peace brother.

Cpt Edwin Nuez
NYPD

July 10, 2020

RIP, Chief Deputy Weber. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 10, 2020

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