Sergeant John A. Barringer

Sergeant John A. Barringer

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 1948

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John A. Barringer

Sergeant Barringer was killed when his patrol car collided with a fire truck at the intersection of Livernois and West Lafayette. The four firefighters in the fire truck were injured in the accident. Sergeant Barringer was responding to the scene of a suicide call at the time.

Sergeant Barringer had served with the Detroit Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Sgt. Barringer,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 26, 2023

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