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Patrolman Edward Peter Barrett | Peoria Police Department, Illinois Peoria Police Department, Illinois


Edward Peter Barrett

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, October 12, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # 8

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Edward Barrett was shot and killed when he responded to a burglary on N.E. Perry Avenue in which several diamonds were stolen.

He was searching the neighborhood with several other officers when he encountered a suspect in the alley behind 711 Glendale Street. The suspect opened fire on Patrolman Barrett, striking him in the head once.

Patrolman Barrett was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he died two hours later.

A suspect was charged with Patrolman Barrett's murder but was acquitted at his trial on February 28th, 1908.

Patrolman Barrett was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Peoria police department officer Barrett as a relative of a dedicated family to service and religion in Peoria, Il you were a hero and it has been not only most of my time and effort it seems to be my life' s work to find every murderer and those willing to kill a member of law enforcement in the line of duty not only have my efforts been successful more than a few times for you this officer my work will continue.

Darrick Kirk Lohman
Family friend
April 29, 2014


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