Police Officer Joselito Alvarez Barber

Police Officer Joselito Alvarez Barber

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, August 13, 2006

Joselito Alvarez Barber

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge 6897

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Lito- God bless your family today, brother. We won't ever forget.

Sergeant Kirk Wiper
Kelso PD - TAC Officer

August 13, 2017

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