Former Wellesley Police chief passes away

Leroy Weaver, former Wellesley MA police chief

Former Wellesley Police Chief Leroy Weaver has died unexpectedly, according to current chief Terrence Cunningham. A wake will be held Sunday at Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home in Wellesley, followed by the funeral on Monday at St. John’s Church in Wellesley.

Weaver, a U.S. Army veteran, became Wellesley’s 4th police chief in 1973 and he was succeeded in 1986 by John Fritts.

Weaver’s son Richard is a Wellesley police officer.