Major Gregory Eugene Barney

Major Gregory Eugene Barney

Riverdale Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gregory Eugene Barney

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.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant

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I worked for Riverdale Police Department for over 2 years. While there I would say Major Barney and I were friends. Both being from Southern New Jersey. I admired your friendship and your professionalism. I remember the day like it was yesterday. The running the smell in the air. I miss you. You were a influence on my life and I won’t forget you. I’ll never forget what you told me. “They won’t give it to you, so you have to go take it.” I appreciate you, miss you, until we meet again.

Marcus Gerald Dept. of Comm. Supervision
Former Riverdale Police Officer

November 16, 2018

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