Patrolman Edward A. Wehe
Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: 80
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: November 5, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Samuel S. Ziviello
Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department
201 W Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Phone: (610) 891-5000
Patrolman Edward Wehe suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after clearing the scene of a protest at the Delaware County Prison.
He had been dispatched to the prison to assist in removing the protesters, who had not obtained the proper permits to assemble. He was able to clear the scene after approximately four hours. He went to a local restaurant where he ran into his daughter and, while speaking with her, suddenly collapsed. His daughter immediately initiated CPR until medics arrived. He was transported to Riddle Memorial Hospital where he passed away.
Patrolman Wehe was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department for 18 years, and also served as a part-time officer with the Marcus Hook Police Department. He is survived by his daughter, granddaughter, fiancee, and brother.
Edward A. Wehe, III Marcus Hook Police officer, Delaware County Park officer, and Decorated US Navy veteran Edward A. Wehe, III, age 57, a Delaware County Park officer and Marcus Hook Borough Police officer died suddenly on November 5, 2013 while in the line of duty.
Ed was a graduate of Chichester High School and a longtime resident of Aston. He was a current resident of Marcus Hook. Ed was a Chief Petty officer who served on the USS Constellation CV-64 with the United States Navy before his retirement after 21 years. Ed was a member of FOP Lodge #27, American Legion Post #926, and the Concord Masonic Lodge #625 F&AM.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Media and his hobbies included fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was the son of the late Edward and Amy (Laird) Wehe, and father of the late Edward A. Wehe IV who died in 2006. Survivors: His daughter: Ann Marie Wehe, his fiance, Marie Molesky, a beloved granddaughter, MacKenzie, 4 brothers: Thomas Wehe, Joseph Costa, Daniel Costa, and Michael Costa (Melisa), former wife, Mary Ann (Tiberi) Wehe, his Godson, Anthony and 4 nephews: Joseph, Zachary, Daniel and Michael, a niece, Barbie and a great niece, Katie.
Visitation & Masonic Service: Monday, from 5:00-8:00p.m., with a Masonic Service at 8:00p.m. and Tuesday, from 8-9:45a.m., at the Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA Funeral Mass: Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media. Burial: Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood.
In lieu of flowers: Donations may be made to the MacKenzie Helferty-Wehe Educational Fund c/o Sun East Federal Credit Union. Condolences may be made by visiting: www.nolanfidale.com