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Detective Lieutenant Larry Vernon Barger | Mooresville Police Department, North Carolina Mooresville Police Department, North Carolina

Detective Lieutenant

Larry Vernon Barger

Mooresville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, July 13, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/7/1974

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Paroled in 1986

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Lieutenant Larry Barger was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. He was shot through the back with a 30-30 rifle while attempting to settle a domestic disturbance. He died from his injuries three months later after four major surgeries.

His killer plead guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to thirty years November 20, 1974. He was paroled June 17, 1986.

Lieutenant Barger was survived by his wife and two children.

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I have recently join the ODMP community and have began looking really hard at the hero listed on this site and their stories of self sacrifice. Born and raised in Mooresville, I felt viewing the local heroes of my home town was important and I came across Lieutenant Barger's story.

Though this may have occurred in 1974 it still is and will always be a tragedy. We all must grieve over the lost in the line of duty. I thank you for the dedicated service you committed to the Mooresville Police Department Lieutenant Barger. May you Rest In Piece.

Sheriff Deputy Brian Cashion
Iredell County Sheriffs Office (NC)
March 10, 2015


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