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Officer Doris Wayne Barber | Sitka Police Department, Alaska Sitka Police Department, Alaska

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Doris Wayne Barber

Sitka Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, July 28, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Barber was shot and killed while attempting to serve legal papers to a man at a mobile home. When he knocked on the door the man opened fire with a rifle from inside, striking Officer Barber in the chest. An unarmed, off-duty officer who had accompanied Officer Barber called for backup. When the Chief arrived they found that the suspect had committed suicide.
Officer Barber had been with the agency for only two months but had been an officer in California and Nevada before moving to Alaska. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.

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