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Correctional Officer Edgar A. Barr | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

Correctional Officer

Edgar A. Barr

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, March 19, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Location: Kansas

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Not available

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Correctional Officer Edgar Barr was stabbed to death at the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas.

He had been involved in an altercation with an inmate earlier in the day over a pair of shoes. The inmate obtained a wood chisel, hid it in his coat, and then went and located Officer Barr. As he approached Officer Barr another argument ensued, and as Officer Barr raised his club to defend himself, the inmate stabbed him in the chest with the chisel.

Officer Barr was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF
May 28, 2017

 

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