Trooper Elmer C. Barnett

Trooper Elmer C. Barnett

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 14, 1978

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Elmer C. Barnett

Trooper Barnett was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Miami. He was standing away from the roadway with the original violator when another vehicle ran off the road and struck him.

Trooper Barnett had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 5 years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I was working as a dispatcher on that Valentine's Day when a private citizen came over the FHP radio begging for help because a trooper had been hit by a car and was hurt bad. Fire rescue and other troopers were sent but Barney was not to survive. It was all because the driver was distracted, 3 sweet little girls and a loving wife along with co-workers and friends had their life changed forever by his death. Barney was a trooper who would help anyone. It was a day that I have not and will never forget. One of FHP's finest was not able to go home to his family.

Duty Officer Shawn (Doyle) Kelley
Florida Highway Patrol - Sanford Regional Communication Center

May 23, 2021

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