Patrolman George T. Barker

Patrolman George T. Barker

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 1932

George T. Barker

Officer George Barker was on medical leave after being shot in the performance of police duties. A few months later, while still recovering from his injuries, Officer Barker was at a restaurant when two armed offenders entered, announcing an armed robbery. When Officer Barker confronted the offenders, a gun battle ensued. Officer Barker was able to prevent the robbery, but was fatally wounded in the exchange.

The suspect was sentenced to prison, where he later died in the 1960s.

Officer Barker was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 175

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in 1960s

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you are always remembered. thank you for protecting and serving your city. we are and always will be grateful to you and all who protect us. you are an example of all that is good. we love and admire you.

Mari-Clare
granddaughter

September 4, 2015

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