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Police Officer George Owen Barlow | Lindsay Department of Public Safety, California Lindsay Department of Public Safety, California

Police Officer

George Owen Barlow

Lindsay Department of Public Safety, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 1, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/20/1935

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer George Barlow was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call. He was shot in the abdomen with a .22 caliber rifle as he walked across the front yard of the home. Although wounded, he was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

He succumbed to his wounds 12 days later.

Officer Barlow had served with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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As the Great grandson of the man who took your life, my family has the utmost respect for you and your family. My grandmother was asleep on the porch with her sister the night of the incident and took the rifle from her deceased father notifying officer Barlow that he was dead. It impacted hers and her 3 brothers and younger sisters life greatly. She did however end up marrying a Lindsay Police Officer. So, life is strange. I would like to mention the people of Lindsay at that time in history and the generosity and kindness they showed officer Barlows and even my family. A total of 13 children lost their fathers because of that event and during the depression. The citizens of Lindsay rallied and took care of both families as they would see eachother from time to time. Im not sure of the struggles Officer Barlows family endured but, as a living decendant I would like to apologize and wish nothing but the best for officers Barlows extended family. It was always a wish of my grandmothers to express that to the family but, she never had the chance.

Officer J. Deisman
Ca. Dept. of Corrections and Rehibiltation
May 4, 2016


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