Patrol Sergeant Roger E. Barrett

Patrol Sergeant Roger E. Barrett

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 12, 1976

Roger E. Barrett

Sergeant Roger Barrett was stabbed and shot to death while attempting to arrest a subject who had just stabbed another man at the local bus station.

The subject stabbed Sergeant Barrett and then began to struggle with him. The man was able to gain control of Sergeant Barrett's service weapon and shot him. The suspect was originally convicted of capital murder but the sentence was commuted to life in prison.

The 60-year-old suspect was denied parole for the ninth time on May 29, 2014. His next parole hearing will be in May of 2017.

Sergeant Barrett had served with the Waco Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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Rest in Peace Sergeant Roger E. Barrett. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Waco, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that while your murderer still takes a breath on this earth that the hounds of hell gnaw on his bones as he sleeps. May his soul forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 12, 2016

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