Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John J. Barrett

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 6, 1886

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Reflections for Patrolman John J. Barrett

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 6, 2021

Patrolman Barrett,
On today, the 132nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 6, 2018

Officer Barrett's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-11-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 11, 2018

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Barrett. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

History pauses only to remember the labor movement leaders linked to the Haymarket Riot and not the courgeous officers. On the 125th anniversaty of your passing we remember you and the other brave officers.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 6, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-third 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


May 4, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 13, 2006

While looking for information regarding my grandfather, John Joseph Barrett, I came upon this site. My grandfather was born in June 7, 1896, a little over 10 years to the day that Patrolman John J. Barrett was struck down in the line of duty. I have no records of where my grandfather was born, yet find it interesting that when he wed my grandmother, they eloped to Chicago, IL. I wonder if Patrolman Barrett was a relative, regardless, I gladly claim him as one. He, and the rest of the fallen officers will always be in my heart and in my prayers.

Judith M. Alvey, teacher

September 26, 2005

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). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

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

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

April 9, 2004

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