Patrolman William Barrett

Patrolman William Barrett

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1918

William Barrett

Patrolman Barrett died of injuries he received three days earlier when he attempted to stop a runaway horse.

Patrolman Barrett was assigned to the north roadway on the Williamsburg Bridge when a horse attached to a covered wagon approached. Patrolman Barrett attempted to stop the horse, but was thrown to the ground. He was removed to Gouverneur Hospital were he died three days later from is injured.

Patrolman Barnett was assigned to the 13th Precinct, which later became the 7th Precinct.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1808

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Friday, August 23, 1918

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

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