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Police Officer Joselito Alvarez Barber | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer

Joselito Alvarez Barber

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 7 months

Badge # 6897

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Officer Joselito Barber was killed when his patrol car was broadsided by the driver of a vehicle traveling at an estimated 80 mph on a city street.

His vehicle was struck at the intersection of Yesler Street and 23rd Avenue at approximately 4:00 am.

The driver of the vehicle was wanted on four warrants, including a DUI warrant, when she ran the red light and struck Officer Barber's patrol car. She pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in September 2007 and was sentenced to serve 20 years in November 2007.

Officer Barber had graduated from the police academy only 5 months earlier. He is survived by his fiancee, mother, father, step-mother, brother, and sister. He is buried at Washington Memorial Park in Seatac, Washington.

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Hey Lito...just wanted to stop and let you know I am thinking about you.

Chief Nick Metz
Aurora (CO) PD (former Seattle PD)
November 28, 2015


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