The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Sergeant Timothy R. Weber
Tim was born August 5, 1951, the elder of two children born to Richard G. “Dick” Weber, former World War II Military Police Officer and United States Post Officer letter carrier, and Margaret (Arnold) Weber of Hamilton. He attended Hamilton Taft (now Hamilton High School) and graduated in 1969. He then attended Miami University, majoring in Business, until 1971.
During high school and college, he worked at the Lane Public Library in Hamilton from 1968 to 1970. For six months, he worked as a letter carrier before returning to college. During the summer of 1971, he worked as a temporary employee at the State Highway Garage in Hamilton doing roadwork.
On December 4, 1971, Tim joined the United States Air Force Reserves. He was on active duty as a Security Specialist until April 2, 1972. He served as a Reservist until 1977 and then returned in 1985.
Tim joined the Cincinnati Police Division on October 29, 1972 as a Police Recruit. He was promoted to Patrolman on February 28, 1973, issued Badge 777, and assigned to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). He was rotated to District 4 (7017 Vine Street) during May 1974. During September 1975, Officer Weber transferred back to District 3.
He was promoted to Sergeant on July 27, 1986 and assigned to District 4 (by then at 4150 Reading Road). Sergeant Weber was rotated to District 3 during October 1987. He also served in District 2 (3295 Erie Avenue) and District 1 (310 Ezzard Charles Drive).
Sergeant Weber was activated by the Air Force on October 19, 2001 due to the invasion of Afghanistan in response to the September 11, 2001, attacks. At the end of this tour, Master Sergeant Weber retired from the Air Force.
He returned to the Police Division on September 30, 2002. His relief commander described him as a “dedicated and capable employee” who “exhibits leadership” and serves as a “mentor to the newer shift supervisors.” Sergeant Weber retired July 2, 2004 with 33 years of service to his country and community and 30 letters of appreciation and/or commendation; including from Cincinnati Public School Security Chief Robert Morgan, Assistant Fire Chief John Neal, two Patrol Bureau commanders, Judge Steven Martin, Police Chief Michael Snowden, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Thomas Kitchens.
He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 69, and the American Legion.
Sergeant Weber then took a position as a Corporate Security Officer with the Cincinnati Financial Corporation. He was considered a dedicated officer there as well until fully retiring in 2017 – after which he began earnestly chasing his grandchildren around the country.
While serving full time for the Police Department and Cincinnati Financial Corporation, Sergeant Weber, beginning in 2006, found time to volunteer one day a week at the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum, including providing labor when the Museum moved to its current location in 2015. There too, he was dedicated and a valuable asset in giving informative tours to amazed customers. Whether it was at the Museum, on Tuesdays at noon or Saturday mornings at restaurants, or at retired FOP officers’ meetings and FOP functions; wherever retired policeman gathered, you could expect to find Sergeant Weber.
Sometimes between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020, Sergeant Weber suffered a catastrophic medical and fatal event while watching television. He was 68.
Sergeant Weber is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna L. (Stahl) Weber; son, Dr. Joseph (Elizabeth) Weber and their children, Dominic, Giuliana, Max, and their new sibling arriving in September; son Douglas (Kari) Weber and their son Tyler; sister, Lisa (Joe) Sanders and their children, Paige, Chase, and Christian; and brother in law, Richard (Dianne) Stahl and their children, Rick and Derrick.
UPDATE: A memorial service will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Hamilton FOP Hall at 180 Joe Nuxhall Way (Joyce Park) in Fairfield. An FOP service will be held at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society, 308 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202; The Shield, 7149 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237; Cincinnati Blue Line Foundation, P.O. Box 14268, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0268; or St. Ann Catholic Church, 646 Clinton Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45015.
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