Established in recognition of John Weir, a police officer who served with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department for nineteen years. On September 23, 1990, Mr. Weir responded to a call that involved a man threatening others with a knife and was stabbed resulting in injuries that left him in a coma for several months. After coming out of the coma, Detective Weir remained partially paralyzed until his death on November 7, 2004. The Sault Police Department established a golf outing fundraiser to assist the family with their expenses while caring for Detective Weir and now wish to honor his memory. Successful candidates must be a graduate from the LSSU Criminal Justice Program and a current MCOLES academy cadet who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates outstanding citizenship. Preference may be given to candidates who are the first to attend a university in their family.