Police Officer John B. Barbaree

Police Officer John B. Barbaree

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, September 29, 1919

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

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