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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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Lee,

Myself and 17 others went through basic school with you. There isn't a day goes by that I don't think of you. You keep me safe. Thank you for everything you did for us with your way to short time on earth. RIP. 08/03/2014

Ellen F. O'Pray Patrol #46
Cornell University Police
August 3, 2014

 

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