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Inspector Timothy Charles Barnes | North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina

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Timothy Charles Barnes

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heat exhaustion

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Inspector Timothy Barnes died as the result of heat stroke shortly after completing physical training at the North Carolina Justice Academy.

He was transported to Mission Hospital in Asheville after collapsing and passed away a short time later.

Inspector Barnes had served with the NCDMV License and Theft Bureau for only nine weeks. He had previously served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He is survived by his fiancée.

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of your tragic passing. You previously served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office and before you could truly make a difference with the State, your life ended. It's tragic and such a sad waste of what could have been a lengthy career.

Your name caught my eye. On this date in 1920, a New York Central Railroad Detective died in the line of duty. His name was also Barnes. I don't believe there was a family connection, but it did make me do a double take.

Two Barnes families mourning on the same date, years apart is a sad coincidence.

God Bless you, Brother and may you rest be eternally peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
July 28, 2015

 

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