Policeman George Niel Barnett

Policeman George Niel Barnett

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, November 28, 1910

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George Niel Barnett

Policeman 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.

Policeman 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 Policeman Barnett.

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

Policeman Barnett had been assigned to the 21st district.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2118

Incident Details

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

burglary, plainclothes

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