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Sergeant Perry Franklin Barrett

Salamanca Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 1982

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Reflections for Sergeant Perry Franklin Barrett

Rest in peace Sergeant Barrett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2021

It has been 38 yrs now. My father long past. My heart continues to feel the pain of his loss. Being the youngest now 60 yoa on Aug 3 1982 receiving the call. Pronounced deceased Aug 5. My Dads death as described on site is inaccurate . it was determined and proven he was struck at the axis of head by assailant john Taylor (who knew karate) struck my father. This was final determination after exchumation examination by Dr. M. Biden. Needless loss of a up and up cop. I don't say this because he was my dad.. He was upright . in honor daddy I miss u . at my age I will meet u again soon. All my love (a)nita

Anita L Barrett

August 17, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 5, 2020

My friend and mentor. A nicer Irish cop there never was.

James Campbell
Salamanca Police Department

July 1, 2020

The Badge of Honor Association (Rochester, NY) will be honoring Sgt. Perry Barrett and others on March 27, 2014 in Dunkirk, NY. BOHA has begun a campaign in Western New York to place road signs at or near the location of each officer's death. Road signs for officers killed in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties will be dedicated at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park on Lake Shore Drive West (RT5).

Your service is not forgotten.

Deputy T. Holtz
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office

March 21, 2014

As the anniversary of Sgt. Perry Barrett is rapidly appoaching I continue to miss him dearly for he was my Dad. Since, my mom recently joined him in heaven 2 years this past july. Previous to my mom's passing my brother Thomas also passed over. The pain of all of these losses continues as anniversaries death especially my Dad. I was the last one too see him that day alive and dead. He had come home for lunch he knew what was happening since he dispatched the officers . It was just around 3pm whenthe phone came in answering the phone the Lgt. requested to speek to my Father. He said very little than yes sir. He then took one more bite of his faviorate meals stuffed green peppers. He told me too keep it warm and that he loved me. My father had the priviledge to see me gratuate from nursing school just a month earlier shedding tears of pride. After leaving the homestead, there were alot of emerengy sounding. Then I got the call the nurse was crying since everyone seemed too love my dad. I had anwered all her questions and ran up to the hospital which was right in our back yard. There he was shirt opened his badge hanging off to the right side of his chest as they emergeny crew pushed air into him manually. I knew he was gone that hot august day. He lived on life support for 48 hours and there was no sign of brain activity. Thus, we as a family had a choice all had too agree to remove life support as we did. I and my mom stayed with him till the end. I lost my Dad and the City of Salamanca Lost one of the Best. I love you dad. Anita

anita barrett

July 18, 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 31rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 31, 2013

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Barrett and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 3, 2009

It was very hot day. It is forever imprinted in my heart, mind, and soul. The phone rang as you sat across from me while you were eatting lunch that was specially prepared. A favorite of yours, stuffed green peppers, mashed potatoes and green beens. I regret that I picked that phone up. Especially now that it was too be the last time I was to say I Love You Dad, I'll kept it warm for ya. You calming looked at me and reminded me that you Loved me too. My Father loved his job and many people in a little city in up-state NY loved him too. I continue to hear his name remembered by few but many since faces and names have changed. Yet they all say the same "Perry was a great guy and a real Cop" "he gave me more than one chance, to straighten up and I did" Dad was much more than just an officer he always went the extra mile. He was a jack of all trades from auto's to wiring, to fishing, and the hunt. I more than miss my Dad. A Christian first, son, brother, husband, father, cop. May the Angels protect law servants to guide with wisdom, Peace, and justice.

Anita Barrett
yougest of 4 children

December 12, 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

December 20, 2007

The Salamanca Police Dept. was in the same Municipal Bldg. where I was employed. Perry was a wonderful example of an excellent, caring Police Officer. He never left the building without going to each and every office and telling everyone "goodnight!" He will always be remembered and missed. God Bless you, Perry.
Harriet (Raines) Mendell

Harriet L (Raines) Mendell

September 3, 2006

SGT. Thank you for your service and bravery. Thank you and every officer who try to make this world a little better and a little safer for us to live. GOD bless you!

Preston Ellis
Kinston pd NC

June 12, 2006

Rest in Peace
God Bless

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

November 9, 2003

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