Police Officer Barney Fox

Police Officer Barney Fox

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 25, 1933

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Barney Fox

Officer Fox was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery being committed by a local juvenile gang. He managed to return fire, killing the 17-year-old shooter. He was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital with a wound to his abdomen. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital one week later.

Officer Fox had served with the Detroit Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his mother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 259

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 18, 1933
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

juvenile, robbery

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

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