Deputy Sheriff Barry Keith Harper

Deputy Sheriff Barry Keith Harper

Licking County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, November 8, 1983

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Barry Keith Harper

Deputy Sheriff Barry Harper was killed in an automobile crash on Croton Road at 1:30 a.m.

His police cruiser struck a pole and overturned. He was transported to Grant Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Harper was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and served with the Licking County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 10
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Harper,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. a navy during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2023

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