Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Mary Anne Barker

Americus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, May 9, 1983

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Reflections for Officer Mary Anne Barker

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

May 9, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Barker. A true and humanely heroic woman of valor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 5, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 8, 2016

Thanks for your service. You will always be missed.

Public Safety Director
Dawson Public Safety Department

June 3, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 9, 2015

Still...my Hero. I love you Mom.

Dawn Barker
Daughter

December 7, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 12, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

My mom, my hero. I love and miss you so much.

Dawn Marie Barker Furrer
Daughter

March 17, 2011

Ma Barker as I called her was just a good person who work hard as a single mother and police officer.

Sgt. M. Harty
Atlanta Police Dept

November 29, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten.

Forever a Hero!

Sincerely,

Officer #5351
USCBP

September 12, 2008

May God Grant Officer Baker's Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends the Serenity to accept the things they cannot Change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference...On this anniversary may we never forget her sacrifice.. And May her family have Peace in their hearts.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept Lewisburg, Pa

May 9, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 16, 2007

May you rest in peace sister. You will always be remembered,as walking the THIN BLUE LINE!!!!

March 17, 2007

Rest in peace, BLUE ANGEL. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 13, 2007

Mary Ann, We've been friends since kindergarten. I miss you but I know you, Robert and Vicki are hanging out together. You are never forgotten.

Trudy Kline Roth
Childhood Friend

December 20, 2006

GOD BLESS MARY ANN BARKER AND HER FAMILY,REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

LT.CAROLLO
NYPD

July 8, 2006

Rest in Peace, Ma'am.

May 9, 2006

your anniversary has just passed once more and i just wanted to say thank you for paying the ultimate price.

May 27, 2005

Officer Barker,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Americus.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

May 9, 2005

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