Patrolman Edward Peter Barrett

Patrolman Edward Peter Barrett

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 12, 1907

Edward Peter Barrett

Patrolman Edward Barrett was shot and killed when he responded to a burglary on N.E. Perry Avenue in which several diamonds were stolen.

He was searching the neighborhood with several other officers when he encountered a suspect in the alley behind 711 Glendale Street. The suspect opened fire on Patrolman Barrett, striking him in the head once.

Patrolman Barrett was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he died two hours later.

A suspect was charged with Patrolman Barrett's murder but was acquitted at his trial on February 28th, 1908.

Patrolman Barrett was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 8

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Peoria police department officer Barrett as a relative of a dedicated family to service and religion in Peoria, Il you were a hero and it has been not only most of my time and effort it seems to be my life' s work to find every murderer and those willing to kill a member of law enforcement in the line of duty not only have my efforts been successful more than a few times for you this officer my work will continue.

Darrick Kirk Lohman
Family friend

April 29, 2014

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