Retired Seattle Police Officers Association
 

Officer Robert Wiley - 7/30/1916: On July 24, 1916 around 10:50 p.m., off-duty Officer Robert R. Wiley, 27, and Sgt. John F. Weedin, 45, were at Westlake Ave. and 9th Ave. Within a few minutes, Sgt. Weedin was dead. Officer Wiley and an armed suspect were mortally wounded.

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Sgt. John Weedin - 7/24/1916: On July 24, 1916 around 10:50 p.m., off-duty Officer Robert R. Wiley, 27, and Sgt. John F. Weedin, 45, were at Westlake Ave. and 9th Ave. Within a few minutes, Sgt. Weedin was dead. Officer Wiley and an armed suspect were mortally wounded.

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Officer Lawrence Kost - 12/12/1915:  On 12-10-1915 at 11:05 p.m., Mr. F. A. Twichell of 513 13 Ave. S. called the Seattle Police Department and reported his automobile, a Ford, had been stolen. At 11:30 p.m., three armed suspects robbed the Moline Drug Store at 1700 Yesler Way. The owner of the pharmacy called the SPD and reported the robbery. He gave descriptions of the three suspects. At about the same time, Officer Lawrence E. Kost, 24, was walking his beat in the area of Boren Ave. and Terrace St. A friend of his, Lyle Smith, was walking with him. On Terrace St., between Boren and Terry, Kost found a car, a Ford, which aroused his suspicions. It was unoccupied and parked across the street from one of the call boxes in the officer’s beat. Officer Kost used the call box to contact his patrol clerk. He learned the car he was checking was Mr. Twichell’s stolen car. The patrol clerk also told Officer Kost about the armed robbery, and gave him the descriptions of the three suspects.

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Officer Arthur Ruckhar - 12/27/1914:  During the evening hours of Thursday, December 24, 1914, Officer Arthur K. Ruckart, 27, and Officer R. J. Presho were working Patrol out of the SPD Ballard Precinct. They were dispatched to the area of the 2000 block of W. 61st Street to investigate a report of prowlers. While Officer Ruckart was searching the area, he observed a man standing on the back porch at 2039 W. 61st St. He did not see the shotgun in the man’s hands. Officer Ruckart called out to the man, but got no response. As Officer Ruckart opened the gate to the back yard, the subject on the porch raised his shotgun and fired twice. Officer Ruckart returned fire, hitting his assailant in the nose.

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Officer William Cunliffe - 6/17/1911:  About 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 1911, Officer William Cunliffe was walking his beat. There had been several burglaries in the area where cash, jewelry and clothing had been stolen. On the northwest corner of Summit Ave. and Columbia St., he encountered at least one male, but most likely two. We will never know exactly what transpired between them. The end result was that shots were exchanged. A suspect fired three shots. One .38 caliber bullet hit the officer just below his badge. It missed his heart, but punctured his left lung. Officer Cunliffe fired three shots from his Colt revolver. It was believed that one shot hit a suspect.

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