Public memorial service planned for Knox County Assemblyman Nicholas Weist – Advice Eating

VIOLA — A public memorial service for Nicholas Weist, the Knox County sheriff’s deputy who was killed on duty Friday, will be held Saturday afternoon at Galesburg High School, 1135 W. Fremont St.

A public memorial service is planned for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the John Thiel Gymnasium of the GHS. At the beginning of the service there is a first aider inspection; Line-up for the walk-through begins at 1 p.m

Dennison Funeral Home of Viola — where Weist lived with his wife and two young children — is making the arrangements.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker offered his condolences via Twitter Monday afternoon.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Deputy Nicholas D. Weist of the Knox County Sheriff’s Department,” Pritzker tweeted. “He gave his life working to protect others and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. I send my condolences to his family.”

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