Deputy Sheriff Nicholas D. Weist
Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois
End of Watch Friday, April 29, 2022
Tour 4 years
Badge Not available
Cause Vehicular assault
Offender charged with murder
Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Weist was struck and killed by a vehicle as he deployed spike strips during a vehicle pursuit of an armed subject.
Officers from the Galesburg Police Department had responded to a call involving an armed subject at a local gas station at about 8:00 am. The man fled in a vehicle and the Galesburg officers initiated a pursuit. Deputy Weist was deploying spike strips on U.S. Route 150 at N 150th Avenue, in Henry County, when the vehicle struck him. The subject’s vehicle then crashed into a field, and he was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.
The man was charged with two counts of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated fleeing and eluding.
Deputy Weist had served with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for four years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff David Clague
Knox County Sheriff’s Office
152 S Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309 ) 345-3733