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Patrolman Lee E. Barta | Binghamton Police Department, New York Binghamton Police Department, New York


Lee E. Barta

Binghamton Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, August 3, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # 139

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/3/1995

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Barta was shot and killed while searching for a work release suspect. The suspect committed suicide after being surrounded in a house near the shooting site.

Patrolman Barta was survived by his expectant wife, son, and daughter. His second son was born eight months after his murder.

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To my brother Lee...I am so proud to call you my brother. Your commitment to "protect and serve" was incredible. You made the ultimate sacrifice...as many of your fellow officers do. Rest in peace.
And to those reading this that have lost loved ones, my heart goes out to you. I know that I will never see my brother again on this earth, but he is always with me. And I can't wait to see him again in Heaven.
Live your life full of pride, instead of remorse. I wish you strength and healing as you deal with your loss.

f barta
August 5, 2013


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