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Major Gregory E. Barney | Riverdale Police Department, Georgia Riverdale Police Department, Georgia


Gregory E. Barney

Riverdale Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Major Greg Barney was shot and killed while assisting members of the Clayton County Police Department at an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Church Street.

Major Barney, who was not wearing a vest, was assigned to the perimeter while other officers served a warrant at an apartment. When officers knocked on the door the subject ran out of a back door and encountered Major Barney. The subject shot Major Barney four times in the torso and arm as he continue to flee. A Clayton County officer confronted and shot the subject a short distance away. The man died from his wounds several weeks later.

Major Barney was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound.

Major Barney was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Riverdale Police Department for 26 years and had previously served with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office for six months. He is survived by his wife and children.

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