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Chief of Police Barney Francis Phelan | Tracy Police Department, California Tracy Police Department, California

Chief of Police

Barney Francis Phelan

Tracy Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 27, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 28 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 10/18/1936

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Chief of Police Barney Phelan succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier when his department vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle.

He was returning to Tracy from a conference had attended when the accident occurred.

Chief Phelan had served in law enforcement for 28 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Chief Phelan,
Sir, it has taken over 76 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tracy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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U.S. Border Patrol
February 25, 2013

 

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