Police Officer George Niel Barnett

Police Officer George Niel Barnett

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, November 28, 1910

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George Niel Barnett

Police Officer George Barnett was shot and killed at 41st Street and Pine Street while attempting to question a suspicious man he suspected of being involved in a burglary.

Officer Barnett, who was in plainclothes, approached the man and told him to take his hands out of his pockets. As the man complied he suddenly produced a revolver and shot officer Barnett.

Despite being mortally wounded, officer Barnett returned fire and shot and killed the suspect.

officer Barnett had been assigned to the 21st district.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years, 1 month
  • Badge 2118

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

burglary, plainclothes

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and heroic sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 28, 2020

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