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Officer Eugene Barker | Newport Police Department, Rhode Island Newport Police Department, Rhode Island

Officer

Eugene Barker

Newport Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 22, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Eugene Barker was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had just shot and wounded another man. As Officer Barker opened the door to a saloon the suspect was hiding in he was shot in the face.

The 22-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Barker was survived by his wife and adopted child.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 22, 2009

 

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