Police Officer Felix A. Barta

Police Officer Felix A. Barta

Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1961

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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