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Officer Weber's Last Ride: A Cop Car Legacy in Portland

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Officer Weber standing with PPB's last Crown Victoria.
In the bustling streets of Portland, Officer Weber has become a local legend, not just for his years of service but for his unwavering commitment to an iconic piece of law enforcement history - the Crown Victoria.

The Last of Its Kind

Officer Weber's patrol car, a 2011 Crown Victoria, stands as the last of its kind in the Portland Police Bureau. A vehicle that divides opinions - some see it as a relic of the past, while others, especially the old-timers, consider it the epitome of a true cop car.

More Than a Vehicle

For Officer Weber, the Crown Victoria is more than just a mode of transportation. It's a member of the family, a companion that has witnessed the changing face of the city over his 27-year career. From routine patrols to responding to calls, the Crown Vic has been there through it all.

A Day in the Life

The car, affectionately known as "the Vic," is not just a means of transportation. It's Officer Weber's mobile office, kitchen, and sanctuary. Stains and quirks tell the story of countless shifts, investigations, and encounters. The odometer might have stopped at around 100,000 miles, but the memories and experiences embedded in every dent and scratch continue to grow.

Facing Retirement Together

As Officer Weber approaches retirement, there's one condition – the Crown Victoria retires with him. The request is not just about a car; it's about preserving a piece of history, a symbol of dedication and service.

A Legacy in Every Mile

The Crown Victoria may be out of production, spare parts scarce, but Officer Weber's determination to keep his ride echoes the sentiment of many who understand the connection between a cop and their car. It's not just a vehicle; it's a symbol of duty, resilience, and a legacy that will ride on even as Officer Weber hangs up his uniform.

As we witness Officer Weber's journey, we invite you to take a closer look at the cop car legacy that refuses to fade away. Watch the video to see the last Crown Victoria in action and join us in saluting Officer Weber for his years of service and commitment to keeping the cop car spirit alive on Portland's streets. 🚔💙