Patrolman Lee Barker

Patrolman Lee Barker

Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 1912

Lee Barker

Patrolman Lee Barker suffered a fatal heart attack while investigating a burglary in progress.

While on patrol with another officer, Patrolman Barker went to check on one store and while passing a grocery store at the corner of Seventh and Triplett Streets discovered a burglary in progress. He asked two civilians to help him apprehend the burglars.

As he was standing at the window they had broken to enter the store, there was breaking glass at the front of the store. Patrolman Barker started to turn in the direction of the noise, but he toppled over against the side of the store and then fell to the pavement

Patrolman Barker had served with the Owensboro Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, six daughters, three sons, a brother, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Patrolman Barker is my great-great grandfather. His daughter Aurella Barker Cooper is my mother's grandmother, my great grandmother. My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Cooper.

Jolane Biever
Great-great granddaughter

April 25, 2017

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