Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 6/30/1967
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.