Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Donald Charles Weese

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, October 23, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Donald Charles Weese

Your One Of The Best People I Knew

LVMPD Police Officer I

April 21, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 9, 2014

Such a heartbreaking story.. Rest In Peace Officer Weese, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten! My prayers go out to you and your family..

Maria C student
Mission Hills High School

May 2, 2014

Donnie I'm so sorry I took a sick day that faitful night. I can't help to think if I would have been there I could have made a differance. You were my best friend, my brother. My wife would set a place for you at the table everynight. When you came over you played with my kids like an uncle. There is seldom a day that goes by I don't reflect on our freidship. I miss you Donnie!

Det. Dan Southwell

September 11, 2013

Thank you for your service in making America a safer place. I never had the chance to meet you, but I've met your brother on a few multi-agency calls over the years. He's a good officer, and a "gentle giant" too. So in that way, I have a glimpse of the officer you were. God bless.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 24, 2012

You are remembered today by a mother of a fallen officer. My son, Larry Lasater died when shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers while serving with the Pittsburg, California Police Department.

Donald, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 18 years after your death and will continue to be. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Donald gave to his community and the citizens of Nevada, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 23, 1992.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 23, 2010

I write this reflection on the eve of our 20th Year in law enforcement. Don, you have been in our hearts every year as we look back to the start of our careers. During the academy we shared more than a few pots of coffee standing in the back of the classroom, trying to stay awake. As AC said you are a "Gentle Giant" and it always stuck with me that your size never mattered, it was the size of your heart. Thanks for watching over all of us for all these years, and may God keep you close and continue to share his love and protection as we continue in our lives. God bless. Doc

Norm "Doc" Halliday
Henderson PD/LVMPD Academy Class 2-90

September 12, 2010

To my Friend, Big Don. Don, today is our 20th Anniversary. Class 2-90 has reached a milestone, 20 years of making Las Vegas a safer place to live. My only wish is that you were hear to reflect back with the rest of us. You are truly missed. I have no doubt we would be calling you "Captain" or "Deputy Chief" if you were here. I'm glad to have called you " friend ", Rest in Peace. We'll salute your memory tonight.

PO II Adam Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D./ Laughlin Sub.

September 11, 2010

Thinking of you and Missing you still after all these years. May you be forever Remembered by your Generosity, Kindness and Beauty!
Love Always,

Friend in LV

April 6, 2010

I remembered today, that your birthday was in September. I decided to Google your name looking for that date. I found this memorial and reflections. I didn't find that birth date, but remembered I had Grandma's grandchild charm bracelet, and there it was Sept. 16th. Happy Birthday BIG Guy. I sure do miss you and Marva.


September 24, 2009

To my friend, Big Don,
I remember the first time we met at the intial testing to become Police Officers. We then met again on day one of the Academy and became friends. We studied together on sunday nights and graduated together. We were proud and having you as a friend made a great career even better. I was heart broken the day you left us. Your future Don was so bright I was proud to simply stand in your shadow. You will never be forgotten by those who knew you, the Gentle Giant....Rest In Peace my friend, in the hands of God.

Thomas A. Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D.

September 30, 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

December 11, 2007

Hey Don, I sure do miss you brotha. You were one of the very first and most memorable inspirations in my career when we met when I was a cadet.

Officer James Oaks

November 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Van DenBerghe

October 19, 2007


I miss you!
I miss you most when Christmas comes around! I remember being in your big arms when I was so little sitting next to the Christmas tree!
I remember you tossing me across the swimming pool and me swimming back shrieking Donnie, Donnie, Donnie throw me again, I remember playing dodge ball with the “big kids”, and you always taking the hit for me! Until that one time I got hit in the face. You and all your friend felt so bad! But I was tuff! I’m not sure I ever thanked you for being the one who taught me how to dance! I always thought of you as the big brother I always wanted! You were, and will Always Be my Greatest Hero!!!

All My Love!!

December 1, 2006

Donnie, you and I talked about becoming cops during our college days and it still pains me to know you are gone. You lived for the dream of working for Vegas Metro and died far too soon to enjoy the career we dreamed about. I am almost 17 years on the job now and I think about you quite often. I only wish you could have enjoyed this career as long as I have buddy. You are missed and in my thoughts daily. Peace

Sergeant Brett McDonnell
Arlington Texas Police Department

November 17, 2006

I grew up with you!! You and your family are in my prayers. God has you safe with him. Bless you and your family that still miss you.
SJ - Family friend

Wife of USBP -Friend of Family

April 4, 2006

LV Metro buried another officer today
and I know this brings it all back for
your parents and your friends. My
heart goes out to them in their painful
memories. May God comfort their
broken hearts.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 7, 2006


You are still missed my friend. You have been joined in heaven by Russ, then Henry. That is three too many during my time.

"Fort Mojave" has never been the same.

Detective Todd Rosenberg

February 3, 2006

Only the good die young

February 3, 2006

You are not forgotten.........

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

March 27, 2004

Don...thank you for your service & God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 9, 2004

May God bless you always for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten by your police family.

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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