Trooper Mark David Barrett

Trooper Mark David Barrett

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Mark David Barrett

Trooper Mark Barrett passed away during a training dive in Lake Anna.

He and other members of the Virginia State Police's Search and Recovery Team were performing deep-water dives in the lake. As he and his dive partner were ascending to the surface, the other trooper noticed he was having difficulty and assisted him to the surface.

Other troopers immediately started CPR and he was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Trooper Barrett had served with the Virginia State Police for three years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1992

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

dive training

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An officer came to me in a dream and told me about 0fficer Mark Barrett. I have never heard about him. I just finished my Chaplain training and I felt an obligation to contact the family and friends. I am praying for you. Feel free to contact me [email protected]


July 1, 2022

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