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Memorial to William J. Weston Jr.

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: March 4, 1945
Rank: Officer
Age: 27
Years of Service: Two years five months
Marital Status: Married
Location of Death: 1418 Florida Avenue, NE

Circumstance:

Officer Weston walked into the Little Iron Horse Grill and found Mr. Oates inside and intoxicated. Officer Weston escorted Mr. Oates outside to the sidewalk and told him to move on. As Officer Weston turned to walk away, Mr. Oates shot him twice in the back, killing him.

As Officer Weston lay dying, a Special Police Officer happened onto the scene, gave chase to the suspect, shooting him once, killing him.

Biography:

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