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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I was working at the hospital the night this happened. I was sent up with an emergency cart and saw all the police officers standing around and I knew something terrible had happened. it was so surreal as Lee's death was so close to my own father's death many years ago.
Many thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Veronica Adams

March 1, 2018

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