Sheriff James R. Barton

Sheriff James R. Barton

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 23, 1857

James R. Barton

Sheriff James Barton, Constable Charles Baker, Deputy Charles Daly, and Constable William Little were shot and killed while attempting to arrest members of the notorious Flores-Daniels Gang.

The gang ambushed the officers, killing them. 52 members of the gang were arrested and 18 were hung for the murders.

Sheriff Barton was a U.S. Army veteran of the Mexican-American War and had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for five years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 18 people hung

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Sheriff, your ultimate sacrifice and the same of your deputies will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

January 23, 2017

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