KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY BY GUNSHOT
Appointed: March 7, 1895
End of Watch: May 8, 1910
After a gallant fight against odds, Policeman William Weiss, who was terribly injured when a Chariot at the Circus ran him down after saving three children from possible death or injury succumbed to his injuries in the Samaritan Hospital.
Weiss wife and his six children were at his bedside when he died. Policeman Weiss was 50 years old and lived at 1022 Tioga street, had been connected with the Nicetown sub-police station for seven years, and had been on the force for a total of twenty-two years.