Steven D. Weinberg
(1950-2007)
Transferred from KS I

 

Steven D. Weinberg

Retired Kansas City, Mo., Police Officer Steven David Weinberg, 57, of Lees Summit, MO,passed away Monday, September 17, 2007 while riding his motorcycle on Missouri 350 in Raytown, MO after colliding with a pickup truck that was pulling out onto the highway. He was en route to a Blue Knights meeting at the time of the collision.
Steve was born April 26, 1950 in Harrisonville, MO. He proudly served the Kansas City Missouri Police Department from 1972 until his retirement in 1995. His assignments included Central Patrol Division, Traffic Enforcement, East Patrol Division, Accident Investigations Unit, Traffic Specialist Unit, Metro Patrol Division, and the Records Unit, where he was assigned at the time of his retirement.

For many years following his retirement Steve ran his own accident reconstruction business and was often called upon to give expert testimony in court. He loved motorcycles and was a longtime member and National Safety Officer for the local chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Steve also coordinated for the past eleven years (during National Police Week) the K.C. to D.C. Law Ride for the National Law Officer Memorial Services. In addition Steve helped organized the annual ride to the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Jefferson City, Mo.

He and other Blue Knight members also conducted annual refresher courses for motorcycle safety in the metro area. Steve took great pleasure in attending community functions such as summertime picnics where he and BK members would give rides to kids on their motorcycles. Everybody knew Steve's phone number and he and his fellow bikers were always available and ready to lend a hand to anyone who was in need.

Visitation and funeral services was attended by law enforcement officers (active and retired) from a number of different agencies and jurisdictions. Blue Knights from several different chapters also attended and participated in the motorcycle escort of the family to the church where the funeral service held. The motorcycle escort was impressive and worthy of any VIP, celebrity, or dignitary.

Steve is survived by his wife of 10 years, Rose Harrison-Weinberg; son David Weinberg and wife Stephanie and daughters Riley and Abigail; daughter Kelly Williams and her daughter Weslynn; daughter Stephanie Burkhalter and husband Glenn, son Devon and daughter Valerie.

Steve was a man of great compassion and will be greatly missed. His unique character and his compassion for others will long live in our memory and will earn him a special form of immortality that few others will ever achieve.
 

R.W.P.