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

Patrolman

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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Just want you to know that my family and I have always kept you and your family in our hearts and prayers. I will never forget that day. I can't believe it's been 19 years. You would be so insanely proud of the amazing job your wife has done, raising your three beautiful children. I look up to her so much, and have since the day I met her. She defines strength, courage, love, dignity, and grace. Everyone always says how your children each have some of your very best features/qualities. - And they definitely do! It is so evident that you are living on, in all three of them. <3
One of my proudest moments, to date, was watching your oldest son, as he graduated the academy....and was pinned with your badge #139. He now works along side my husband, and I pray to God, every night to keep them, (and all our men and women in law enforcement) safe. I know you are always watching over them too. Thank you for that. <3
You will never be forgotten.... And always remembered, as a Hero. <3

L Kaz
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September 17, 2014

 

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