Department: Las Vegas Metropolitan, Nevada, P.D.
End of Watch: October 23, 1992
Officer Donald C. Weese joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on September 11, 1990.
On the night of October 23, 1992, while working as a Field Training Officer with his partner, Eric Kerns, he
responded to a gun call. While en route, his patrol car collided with another vehicle and then struck a
traffic signal pole at Charleston and Eastern.
Officer Weese sustained massive injuries and died at the scene. This traffic accident occurred just 25
minutes before the end of Officer Weese’s shift.
Officer Weese, a large muscular man who was extremely well liked, was always known to be “gentle and
professional” in his contacts with the public.
His final assignment was with Squad NE31 at the Northeast Area Command.
He was 25 years of age at the time of his death and was survived by an older sister, a younger brother,
and his parents.