Captain Donald Lee Barnes

Captain Donald Lee Barnes

Alsip Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 1, 1967

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Donald Lee Barnes

Captain Donald Barnes was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at 115th Street and Cicero Avenue due to a brownout.

An automobile driven by a 20-year-old was ordered to stop, but he proceeded and struck Captain Barnes. He was transported to Christ Community Hospital in Oak Lawn where he died the following day.

The driver was charged with reckless driving and disobeying a police officer.

Captain Barnes had served with the Alsip Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, 9-year-old son, 12-year-old daughter, mother, and two brothers. A local park was named his honor.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, June 30, 1967

directing traffic

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Rest in peace Captain Barnes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 25, 2021

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