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Policeman Orimel E. Barney | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Orimel E. Barney

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 21, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Fire

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Policeman Orimel Barney was killed in a fire while on duty.

Policeman Barney died fighting a fire at the Soldier's Home, which is now known as the Veterans Administration Hospital in Westwood, near the area of the National Cemetery in West Los Angeles. A day after the fire was extinguished his burned remains were found. He is the only Los Angeles police officer ever killed in the line of duty as a result of fighting a fire.

He had recently returned to duty after resigning due to being injured.

Policeman Barney had served with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 21, 2017

 

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