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Chief of Police Guy Oakley Barnett, Sr. | Waverly Police Department, Tennessee Waverly Police Department, Tennessee

Chief of Police

Guy Oakley Barnett, Sr.

Waverly Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, February 26, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Explosion

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Chief Barnett was killed when a propane tanker car exploded following a train derailment. The explosion occurred as work crews were cleaning up the area two days after the derailment. The crews were attempting to move the tank car when it exploded, killing Chief Barnett and 15 civilians. Three other police officers were injured.

Chief Barnett was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
July 23, 2014

 

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