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Officer Doris Wayne Barber

Sitka Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, July 28, 1960

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Reflections for Officer Doris Wayne Barber

Rest in peace Officer Barber.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 28, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

Officer Barber,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 28, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 28, 2014

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. We will not forget you.


September 23, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 21, 2013

RIP & God Bless brother

Officer J. Edwards
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
Savannah, Georgia

December 18, 2012



November 4, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 28, 2012

All Gave Some...

Some Gave All.

Thank you for your service!

Officer Mark Hake
Sitka Police Department

July 30, 2010

Cop on the "Take" - Author Unknown

First he takes the oath.
He takes it in stride when people call him pig.
He takes his lousy paycheck realizing he'll never be rich.
He takes a second job sometimes to make ends meet and support his family.
He takes time to stop and talk to children.
He takes your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserved.
He takes on creeps you would be afraid to even look at.
He takes time away from his family to keep you safe.
He takes his life into his hands daily.
He takes you home when your car breaks down.
He takes the job no-one else wants - telling you a loved one has died.
He takes criminals to jail.
He takes in sights that would make you cry and sometimes he cries too, but he takes it anyway because someone has to.
He takes memories to bed each night that you couldn't bear for even one day.
Sometimes he takes a bullet.
And yes, occassionally he may take a free cup of coffee.
If he is lucky he takes retirement.
Then one day he pays for all that he has taken and hopefully God takes him.

To the memory of Officer Barber - May you rest in peace after paying the ultimate sacrifice for our community. God bless you and your family!

Detective Mark Hake
Sitka Police Department

February 12, 2008

How I wish I could of met you before you had to go,i was in my moms tummy and you didnt even know..Its such a shame that a stranger took away my dad,he left me always wondering how some one could be so bad...daddy ive always missed you and i always will ,your a fallen hero to all and its all so sad but, your my hero forever cause you were my dad,i gave you 2 grand sons that admire you with pride they will forever remember you knowing your walking by their side. I love you daddy wayne and we will be together one day.. i cant wait to meet you its deep in my soul ...P.S ill see ya at the fishin dewayne leon barber

dewayne leon barber

January 1, 2008

Its hard to think of something to say after 46 years. I would just like everyone to know I think about you all the time and hope Im as good a man as you were.Even thou we never meet I would like you to know I love you. Your son always Dewayne

Dewayne Barber
Son he never met

December 31, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 25, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Doris Wayne Barber.

SC Brad Taylor
Metropolitan Police (London)

January 16, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 10, 2006

Rest in Peace, Officer Barber. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Officer Barber,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army.



July 28, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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