Patrolman Barry Kent McDaniel

Patrolman Barry Kent McDaniel

Conway Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, April 2, 1982

Barry Kent McDaniel

Patrolman Kent McDaniel was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assigned to a roadblock Highway 286 following a tornado.

He was standing in the roadway talking to a motorist when he was struck and thrown 147 feet. The drunk driver was fined $1,000 and had her license suspended for one year.

Patrolman McDaniel had served with the Conway Police Department for one year. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 24

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Thinking of you and your family on this day. Never forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

April 2, 2017

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