Sergeant Perry Franklin Barrett

Sergeant Perry Franklin Barrett

Salamanca Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 1982

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Perry Franklin Barrett

Sergeant Barrett was killed after being assaulted by a mentally deranged person who had fled from city hospital's emergency room. As Sergeant Barrett talked to the subject the man suddenly struck him in the head, causing him to fall backwards and strike his head on the curb.

Sergeant Barrett had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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It has been 38 yrs now. My father long past. My heart continues to feel the pain of his loss. Being the youngest now 60 yoa on Aug 3 1982 receiving the call. Pronounced deceased Aug 5. My Dads death as described on site is inaccurate . it was determined and proven he was struck at the axis of head by assailant john Taylor (who knew karate) struck my father. This was final determination after exchumation examination by Dr. M. Biden. Needless loss of a up and up cop. I don't say this because he was my dad.. He was upright . in honor daddy I miss u . at my age I will meet u again soon. All my love (a)nita

Anita L Barrett

August 17, 2020

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