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Police Officer David Allen Barr

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 3, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer David Allen Barr

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family.

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

May 3, 2021

Dave was a great person growing up and a fine officer.
I lost a good friend and Pgh lost a Good officer. Of course, Ruth and their daughter have a void that can never be filled.

Sgt Bill Wolverton
Allegheny County Police

May 26, 2019

Never forgotten Daddy. I hope I am taking care of Mom in a way that makes you proud. So often I wonder what life would have been like if you never went to work that day.

Jennifer Lynn Czap

May 3, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Barr. A tragic accident, a hero forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 3, 2018

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

May 4, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

We carry the same last name but I did not get the pleasure of meeting you. Your story stands out to me which makes me a safer Ofc. Thank you for you service.

N. Barr K9#5

December 23, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 3, 2010

You are remembered!

Resident of pittsburgh

May 4, 2009



May 5, 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
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

January 24, 2008

Its 25 years since you left. I tried so hard my friend, but we couldn't do enough. I'm sorry - rest in peace brother. You are missed.
Your story has been told to many aspiring police officers,
so they stay safe.

PO Jack McCambridge
Pittsburgh PD / Allegheny County PD

January 3, 2008

G-d Bless.

May 3, 2007

Friendly fire is such a devastating thing. May God's grace be with everyone.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 3, 2007

We all miss you and your smile every day. Things around here are pretty hard right now. I know you are looking over me and helping me through things.
Love you.


Jennifer (Barr) Czap

November 6, 2006

Even though we never met, I will never forget you or the sacrafice that you made. I will dedicate my shift this evening to you and your memory.

P.O. Stevwing
Pittsburgh Police

May 3, 2006

What a sad accident.May your family be comforted by the Lord.May He also comfort the poor person who caused the accident.He must grieve so badly too.

May 3, 2006

You are not forgotten............

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

June 8, 2004

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