Officer Kevin Weeks passed away on September 28, 2006 after being involved in a motorcycle accident on his way home from work. The accident occurred near the 101 Freeway and Apache Blvd. overpass. Kevin was a 7 year veteran of the Tempe Police Department and is survived by his parents, sister and girlfriend. Kevin was 28 years old.
Kevin joined the police department on September 24th, 1999 and served in the Patrol Division until June 2001. He then transferred to the Traffic Bureau where his passion for traffic and DUI enforcement emerged. Kevin won numerous awards for his ability to locate and arrest impaired drivers.
In 2005 Kevin was recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as their Outstanding Police Officer of the Year. That same year he was credited for 282 arrests and 2,100 citations related to alcohol and drug impairment.
Kevin’s passion for arresting impaired drivers carried over into an ancillary duty he began shortly before his death. Kevin had trained as a mounted police officer to help patrol Tempe’s streets on horseback when not on his motorcycle. “I can’t wait to see what the sergeant is going to say when he hears me arrest someone for DUI on horseback,” Kevin was reported as saying after starting his new duty.
Prior to joining the police department Kevin grew up in Tempe and Chandler area attending Meyer Elementary, Anderson Junior High and Chandler High School.
Kevin continued his education graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies. Kevin joined the police department at the minimum age of 21.
Kevin was a long time member of the Tempe Officer’s Association. After his passing hundreds of supporters from the community, surrounding law enforcement and City of Tempe paid their respects to Kevin and his family.
Thank you for your service and dedication Kevin. You will be missed.
LAST CALL – Officer Kevin Louis Weeks
March 7, 1978 – September 28, 2006
T508…23 at 10940 East Chandler Heights Road
T508…10-7. Rest in peace you will be deeply missed
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