|Wellesley Police Chief Leroy L. Weaver (Retired)
March 21, 1921-October 12, 2010
|Chief Cunningham regrets to announce the passing of retired Wellesley
Chief of Police Leroy Weaver. Chief Weaver is the father of Wellesley
Police Officer Richard Weaver. Chief Weaver passed away unexpectedly
on October 12, 2010.
Prior to being appointed to the Wellesley Police Department, Chief
Weaver served in the United States Army (Air Force) during World War 2
as a pilot from 1942--1945. Chief Weaver completed 65 combat
missions in a B-26 bomber in the European theater of operations. During
his 200 hours of combat missions, he was awarded a distinguished flying
cross, and the air medal with 11 oak leaf clusters.
Chief Weaver was appointed to the Wellesley Police Department as a
temporary patrolman on September 17, 1948, and permanently appointed
to the department on October 3, 1948. In February of 1955, Chief
Weaver was promoted to the rank of sergeant. In October of 1966,
Chief Weaver was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He served as the
acting Chief of Police in October of 1973, and was permanently made the
Chief of Police on December 12, 1973.
Chief Weaver retired from the Wellesley Police Department on April 3,
All photos below thanks to Nat Whittemore, WBZ-TV (retired).
Click on the image for full size photo.
|Wellesley Fire Quint 3 at
|Sgt. Glen Gerrans
|Pallbearers and the US Army salute during Taps.
|Lt. Cleary and the
|Chief Cunningham gives a
|US Army and the Wellesley
|St. Mary's cemetery,
|Officer Mao presenting a
|Officer Poirier with the
|Chief Weaver is brought
|Pallbearers make their way
past the Honor Guard
|Units presenting arms
|Preparing to leave the
|Chief Cunningham and
Deputy Chief Brooks
|End of the service.
|Pallbearers escort Chief
Weaver across Washington
|Entrance to St. John's
|Honor Guard, and family
|Honor Guard escorts Chief
Weaver to St. Johns
|Police bagpipes at the