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Police Officer Edward L. Barron | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Edward L. Barron

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, September 28, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 14571

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 2015

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Police Officer Edward L. Barron was shot and killed during a robbery in progress call.

The suspect robbed and pistol-whipped one of two elderly victims and stole 55-centers. Upon their arrival, three police officers located the offender and ordered him to drop his weapon. The gunman responded by drawing the Luger pistol, which was used in the robberies and fired at the officers, striking Officer Edward Barron in the head killing him instantly. The offender also fired upon additional responding officers until he ran out of ammunition.

The gunman was apprehended, charged and convicted of murder, three counts of attempt murder, and two counts of armed robbery. He was sentenced to 20 to 200 years in prison but was paroled in 2015.

Officer Barron was survived by his wife and two children.

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OFFICER BARRON,
I HAD OCCASION TO MEET YOUR PARTNER DAN ABATE AT
YOUR MURDERER'S PAROLE HEARING. IT WAS A SHOCK TO HEAR ALL THE VOTES TO RELEASE HIM. I STILL CANT BELIEVE THEY LET HIM GO. YOUR PARTNER DAN IS STILL VERY SHAKEN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU. WE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO EACH OTHER AND ALL I COULD SAY WAS SORRY. HE TOLD ME "I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS. WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS?" I HAD NO ANSWER FOR HIM. HE IS A VERY NICE GUY! TO THE PAROLE BOARD I SAY YOU MADE THE WRONG DECISION AND 25 JUN 2015 WILL FOREVER BE ETCHED IN MY MIND AS THE DAY I FOUND OUT JUST HOW MUCH THE PRISONER REVIEW BOARD THINKS OF ITS CITIZENS AND CODDLES HUMAN GARBAGE! TO DAN ABATE I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT IT WAS GREAT TO MEET YOU BUT I WISHED IT WAS AT ANOTHER VENUE! GOD BLESS THE BARRON FAMILY! IM SORRY THE BOARD LET YOU DOWN!

P.O. T KUCHARSKI #11902
CHICAGO POLICE DEPT
June 28, 2015

 

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