Officer Anthony Barbieri

Officer Anthony Barbieri

Torrington Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, February 20, 1950

Anthony Barbieri

Officer Barbieri suffered a fatal heart attack after a struggle with a emotionally disturbed person. At approximately 1250 hours Officer Barbieri and another officer where on traffic duty on East Main Street when they were approached by an aggressive, mentally deranged young man. Officer Barbieri and the other officer took the man into custody and a struggle ensued. Officer Barbieri at one point has to tackle the suspect to keep him from escaping and had to drag the suspect into police headquarters. After placing the suspect in a cell Officer Barbieri suffered a heart attack. All attempts to revive him failed and he died at approximately 1300 hours.

Officer Barbieri had served with the Torrington Police Department for 18 years and was survive by his wife and three children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Officer Barbieri,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Torrington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 20, 2018

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