Patrolman David Allen Barr

Patrolman David Allen Barr

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 3, 1983

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David Allen Barr

Patrolman David Barr was accidentally shot and killed while at the Department range. A range instructor was checking the firearm of another officer, when it discharged, striking Patrolman Barr in the chest.

Patrolman Barr had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Dave was a great person growing up and a fine officer.
I lost a good friend and Pgh lost a Good officer. Of course, Ruth and their daughter have a void that can never be filled.

Sgt Bill Wolverton
Allegheny County Police

May 26, 2019

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