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Special Policeman George A. Barto | Richland County Fair, Wisconsin Richland County Fair, Wisconsin

Special Policeman

George A. Barto

Richland County Fair, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Friday, September 29, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 17 months

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Special Policeman George Barto was fatally injured when he attempted to break up a fight involving three men at the Richland County Fair.

One of the men dealt him a blow to the neck that fractured his collarbone. Policeman Barto died en route to the hospital.

The subject was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 17 months in prison. On July 9th, 1917, he was pardoned by the governor.

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Officer Barto,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richland County.


United States Border Patrol
September 29, 2016


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