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Detective Jesse J. Barber | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida


Jesse J. Barber

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, May 20, 1929

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Barber and Constable L.M. Dyer were shot and killed when they responded to a disturbance at a local barber shop. As they entered the shop the suspect opened fire from inside, striking both officers. Detective Barber died at the scene. Constable Dyer was transported to a local hospital where he died three days later. The suspect was shot and killed by a third officer.

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End of Watch: Thursday, May 23, 1929
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Det. Barber,
Please forgive my previous reflection. On today, the 88th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville.


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