The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers.
Patrolman Louis D. Weik was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department in March of 1903 and was considered by many to be a popular officer. Weik was assigned to the First Precinct.
On December 9, 1903, at 2:30 am, Patrolman Louis D. Weik was on foot patrol in the Eagle Street and Sheriff Street (now E. 4th Street) area. Weik approached a group of men creating a disturbance in front of a local restaurant.
While most of the men walked away, Thomas Pisciotta argued with Weik. As Weik took hold of Pisciotta to arrest him, a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Pisciotta pulled a revolver and fired at Weik, striking him twice. Several patrolman and officer rushed to the area, loading Weik into a streetcar and pursuing the assailant. Although Weik regained consciousness at the hospital and was able to positively identify his assailant, he later died of his injuries.
Weik was survived by his wife Augusta and infant son Wilbur. Reverend August Kimmel of the Trinity Evangelical Church conducted the service for Weik at his residence. Louis D. Weik was laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery.