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Chief of Police Arthur L. Weston

End of Watch: Thursday, October 27, 1977

Chief of Police Arthur Weston suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect at approximately 10:00 am.  Chief Weston had responded to a burglary-in-progress call and located the suspect in an upstairs bedroom.  After an intense struggle Chief Weston was able to place the suspect into custody. As he was transporting the man to jail he began to have chest pains and called for backup. He was taken to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.  The suspect was found unfit to stand trial and later escaped from a mental hospital.  Chief of Police Weston had served with the Rockton Police Department for six years and had been in law enforcement for 32 years.  He was survived by his wife, son and four daughters.


Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week - 34th Annual Schedule of Events

Blue Mass Church & Memorial Service

May 14th, 2014 7pm

Court Street United Methodist

215 N. Court Street

Rockford, IL


NIPMW Memorial Breakfast

May 15th, 2013  8am

Tebala Shrine Center

7910 Newburg Road

Rockford, IL


NIPMW Equipment Display & Demonstrations

May 15th - 17th, 2013 Cherry Vale Mall

7200 Harrison Avenue

Cherry Valley, IL

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund -

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nationís monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.

The Officer Down Memorial Page  -

The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement heroes. More than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States and it is with great honor that the ODMP pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories within its pages. All who visit the ODMP will be deeply moved by the countless stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation.

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