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Sergeant James A. Barry | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


James A. Barry

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 7, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # 946

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Commercial

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Barry was struck and killed by a vehicle while standing on post.

Sergeant Barry was assigned as the supervisor for the 9-A Precinct and was standing on Broadway, just south of 72nd Street in a "car stop safety zone" when he was struck, knocked down and run over by a commercial auto being operated in a reckless manner by an unlicensed driver.

Sergeant Barry was taken to Roosevelt Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Sergeant Barry was assigned to the 9th Precinct and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 2, 2013


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