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Chief of Police Rufus Barrow | Adairville Police Department, Kentucky Adairville Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Rufus Barrow

Adairville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, April 29, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Chief Barrow was shot and killed with his own service weapon when he responded to a disturbance call involving a mentally ill man refusing to be taken back to a mental hospital. The suspect was able to gain control of Chief Barrows' revolver and fatally shot him.

Chief Barrow had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Rest In Peace Chief Barrow, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
April 29, 2013


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