Sergeant Paul DeWeert joined the Las Vegas Police Department in January of 1948.
On October 8, 1967, Officer DeWeert was involved in an off duty altercation that led to his shooting death. Though technically off duty he had apparently decided to take enforcement action against the suspect, who, by his own admission, said that Sergeant DeWeert had told him to stop so he could talk to him.
Sergeant DeWeert died at the age of 60, just five months short of retirement. He was survived by his wife and two teenage sons.