Sergeant Paul DeWeert

Sergeant Paul DeWeert
Las Vegas Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, October 8, 1967

Biographical Information:
Age: 60
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: Unknown


Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, October 8, 1967
Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to 99 years


Sergeant DeWeert was shot and killed while off duty when he attempted to confront a drunk man two blocks from his home. The suspect, who was an ex-convict, turned and shot the unarmed officer.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Sergeant DeWeert was a WWII veteran and had been with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.