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Constable Bruce Barker | Sullivan County Twelfth District Constable's Office, Tennessee Sullivan County Twelfth District Constable's Office, Tennessee

Constable

Bruce Barker

Sullivan County Twelfth District Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, May 30, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Constable Bruce Barker was shot and killed as he and several officers attempted to apprehend a fugitive from justice near Kingsport.

The suspect opened fire on the officers, killing Constable Barker. Other officers returned fire and wounded the suspect, who was arrested a short time later.

Patrolman George Frazier, of the Kingsport Police Department, suffered a fatal heart attack during the shootout.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Constable Barker is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Patrolman George W. Frazier
Kingsport Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Monday, May 30, 1938
Cause: Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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May 30, 2015

 

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