Police Officer Felix A. Barta

Police Officer Felix A. Barta

Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1961

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Felix A. Barta

Police Officer Felix Barta was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

After shooting Officer Barta, the subject shot his ex-girlfriend and then committed suicide.

Officer Barta had served with the Cedar Rapids Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Officer Barta.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2020

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