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Captain Donald Lee Barnes | Alsip Police Department, Illinois Alsip Police Department, Illinois

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Donald Lee Barnes

Alsip Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, July 1, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 6/30/1967

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Captain Donald Barnes was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic due to a brownout at 115th Street and Cicero Avenue.

An automobile driven by a 20-year-old was ordered to stop, but he proceeded and struck Captain Barnes. He was transported to Christ Community Hospital in Oak Lawn where he died the following day. The driver was charged with reckless driving and disobeying a police officer.

Captain Barnes had served with the Alsip Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, 9-year-old son, 12-year-old daughter, mother and two brothers. A local park was named his honor.

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Captain Barnes' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-22-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
April 23, 2016

 

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