Patrolman Lee E. Barta

Patrolman Lee E. Barta

Binghamton Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1995

Lee E. Barta

Patrolman Lee Barta was shot and killed while searching for a work release suspect. The suspect committed suicide after being surrounded in a house near the shooting site.

Patrolman Barta was survived by his expectant wife, son, and daughter. His second son was born eight months after his murder. One of his sons went on to become a Binghamton police officer.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 139

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Eddie was someone who would give his shirt off his back for you. Would do anything to protect friends. He wasn't a bad guy. We both lost good people. You see him as you have only known him for that split second. You know nothing of his generosity or kindness.

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August 11, 2018

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