Detective Jesse J. Barber

Detective Jesse J. Barber

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 1929

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Jesse J. Barber

Detective Barber and Constable L.M. Dyer were shot and killed when they responded to a disturbance at a local barber shop. As they entered the shop the suspect opened fire from inside, striking both officers. Detective Barber died at the scene. Constable Dyer was transported to a local hospital where he died three days later. The suspect was shot and killed by a third officer.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My grandfather shared this link with me. Jesse Barber was my great-great-grandfather. He passed long before I was born, but it is nice to see some family history. He was very honorable. ❤️

Evangeline Bushey

December 19, 2019

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