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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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Lee 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. One of his sons went on to become a Binghamton police officer.

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Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of Lee and the Barta family, especially this time of year. You are all always in my prayers.

Ptlm. (Ret.) P.K. Harding
Binghamton PD
August 7, 2017

 

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