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.