Correctional Officer Edgar A. Barr

Correctional Officer Edgar A. Barr

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, March 19, 1917

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Edgar A. Barr

Correctional Officer Edgar Barr was stabbed to death at the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas.

He had been involved in an altercation with an inmate earlier in the day over a pair of shoes. The inmate obtained a wood chisel, hid it in his coat, and then went and located Officer Barr. As he approached Officer Barr another argument ensued, and as Officer Barr raised his club to defend himself, the inmate stabbed him in the chest with the chisel.

Officer Barr was survived by his wife.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF

May 28, 2017

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