Chief of Police Barney Francis Phelan

Chief of Police Barney Francis Phelan

Tracy Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 27, 1936

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Barney Francis Phelan

Chief of Police Barney Phelan succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier when his department vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle.

He was returning to Tracy from a conference had attended when the accident occurred.

Chief Phelan had served in law enforcement for 28 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 18, 1936

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor and remember you on the 81st anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 27, 2017

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