Police Officer Edward L. Barron

Police Officer Edward L. Barron

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, September 28, 1973

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Edward L. Barron

Police Officer Edward L. Barron was shot and killed during a robbery in progress call.

The suspect robbed and pistol-whipped one of two elderly victims and stole 55-centers. Upon their arrival, three police officers located the offender and ordered him to drop his weapon. The gunman responded by drawing the Luger pistol, which was used in the robberies and fired at the officers, striking Officer Edward Barron in the head killing him instantly. The offender also fired upon additional responding officers until he ran out of ammunition.

The gunman was apprehended, charged and convicted of murder, three counts of attempt murder, and two counts of armed robbery. He was sentenced to 20 to 200 years in prison but was paroled in 2015.

Officer Barron was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 14571

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 2015

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The 16 year old kid who killed you should be lucky to be alive, let alone free
Had he been a few years older he would have found himself strapped to a gurney before the DP was abolished in Illinois. He may be in his 60s today but you would be in your late 70s. I hope you can somehow forgive him for the atrocity he committed against you and your family.


February 26, 2017

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