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Corporal Barry Lee Pendrey | Roanoke City Sheriff's Office, Virginia Roanoke City Sheriff's Office, Virginia


Barry Lee Pendrey

Roanoke City Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 26, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Barry Pendrey was beaten to death inside the Roanoke City Jail's infirmary while working as a medic. An inmate who had been admitted to the infirmary took an oxygen bottle from the wall and struck him over the head numerous times, inflicting fatal wounds.

Other inmates yelled for assistance but Corporal Pendrey succumbed to his injuries before other deputies arrived.

The suspect was convicted of Corporal Pendrey's murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

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I have been working in Law Enforcement for 6 years now and the last year I have been a proud Roanoke City Sheriff Deputy. Once I stared I slowly began to learn the story of you. Your story is not carried in vain yet in honor and in remembrance of the life and duty we withhold. You are a part of the department in so many ways and live in many hearts a fallen officer that we will all carry. Thank you for all you have done.

Your sister in blue

Sheriff Deputy Crystal Guzman "Guz"
Roanoke City Sheriff's Office
March 11, 2016


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