HOLTVILLE — Bob Weaver, 51, police chief of Holtville from 1988 to 1996, died of a heart attack Thursday in the Yuma area.
He was at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Senator's Wash area when he suffered the heart attack.
Weaver was airlifted to Yuma Regional Medical Center after he was stricken. He died shortly afterward in the emergency room.
A popular man in the law enforcement community, he took early retirement in 1996 after having his first heart attack in 1989.
An outdoorsman, he was a member of the Imperial County Hunting and Fishing Lodge at Ferguson Lake. Following his retirement he spent a lot of time there and called it his "home away from home."
Holtville Police Chief Charlie Simpson became acquainted with Weaver in 1968.
"We go back a long way," Simpson said. "I admired his unique way of getting the job done. He always had a handle on what he was doing and he was good to work with. He was well educated and had a built-in drive that made people look up to him. He was always there for me to turn to when I had a problem."