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Patrolman George Gilbert Barton, Sr. | Independence Police Department, Missouri Independence Police Department, Missouri


George Gilbert Barton, Sr.

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, January 26, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Killed by another officer

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Patrolman George Barton was walking his beat on the Square at about 3:30 a.m., when he noticed a suspicious individual. The person pulled out a Colt .45 and shot Patrolman Barton, who died two hours later at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital.

The chief of police found the shooter near Main Street and Lexington Avenue and was met with a barrage of bullets. the chief returned fire and killed the person.

Patrolman Barton was survived by his wife and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 26, 2012


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