Officer Eugene Barker

Officer Eugene Barker

Newport Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, April 22, 1884

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Eugene Barker

Officer Eugene Barker was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had just shot and wounded another man. As Officer Barker opened the door to a saloon the suspect was hiding in he was shot in the face.

The 22-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. In 1906 he was pardoned by Governor George H. Utler.

Officer Barker was survived by his wife and adopted child.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1906

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary 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 Loya

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2009

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