Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentence commuted to life
Sergeant Roger Barrett was stabbed and shot to death while attempting to arrest a subject who had just stabbed another man at the local bus station.
The subject stabbed Sergeant Barrett and then began to struggle with him. The man was able to gain control of Sergeant Barrett's service weapon and shot him. The suspect was originally convicted of capital murder but the sentence was commuted to life in prison.
The 60-year-old suspect was denied parole for the ninth time on May 29, 2014. His next parole hearing will be in May of 2017.
Sergeant Barrett had served with the Waco Police Department for 18 years.