Police Officer John B. Barbaree

Police Officer John B. Barbaree

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, September 29, 1919

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John B. Barbaree

Officer John Barbaree was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect. Officer Barbaree was able to return fire and wound the suspect.

While the suspect was in the hospital the guards were overpowered by angry citizens who then shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Barbaree was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by citizens

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 29, 2020

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