John Monroe Weaver
Constable John Weaver was shot and killed after he and two other lawmen
raided a dance hall on Yale Street that was being used as an illegal bootleg establishment.
As they approached the building, approximately thirty people fled. The constables were only able to apprehend
the owner's daughter. As she led them to
where her uncle was hiding, the constables were ambushed and Constable Weaver
was shot twice, once in the elbow and once in the stomach. He was rushed to the hospital but died from
his wounds a half hour later. The
suspect escaped but was later found dead after he committed suicide.
Constable Weaver was the elected constable of Precinct 8 and had only held the
post for five months. He was survived by his wife and son.