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Lieutenant John William Barfield | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Lieutenant

John William Barfield

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, September 21, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Lieutenant John Barfield was shot and killed by a patrolman whom he was preparing to discipline for drinking.

Lieutenant Barfield had picked up the patrolman, who was making his rounds, and was driving the patrolman to the station when the began to struggle inside the car. The patrolman then shot Lieutenant Barfield in the head, killing him, near the intersection of Peachtree Street and Fifth Street.

The patrolman was arrested and charged with murdering Lieutenant Barfield. On December 3rd, 1931, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Thank you so very much for your service to the city of Atlanta and its citizens you shall never be forgotten.

Reverend JP Morgan
Retired
September 21, 2016

 

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