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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I am your only grand daughter and heard stories and shared pictures with my Mother, Mary and her sister Cathryn . Both loved you dearly . Thanks for your service. You are greatly missed. I wish I had known you. You are honored at the Jacksonville Police dept memorial service every year. My grandmother missed you and worked hard after your death raising her family with the help of her son. RIP.

lt Mary Sharon Douglass Hallett

July 10, 2020

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