Detective Edward J. Barney

Detective Edward J. Barney

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 7, 1930

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Edward J. Barney

Detective Barney was shot and killed at 3:19 p.m. while raiding a liquor stash with other officers. The officers had received a tip that the stash was being guarded by two men at a home at 1511 Pasadena Street. When they arrived at the home the two suspects opened fire with a machine gun, killing Detective Barney. One of the suspects, who was wanted for a double murder in Pennsylvania, was killed in the return gunfire.

Detective Barney, a WWI Navy veteran, was assigned to the 10th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and four-year-old son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 2036
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Machine gun
  • Offender Shot and killed

alcohol violation

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 7, 2020

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