Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman David E. Barnett

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 13, 1991

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Reflections for Patrolman David E. Barnett

You were friends with my mom, she retired a couple of years ago from the LRPD, Sgt. Rebecca Junkins, though you would have known her as Officer Rebecca Davis at your end of watch. We talked about you today, you see this weekend there was a shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, the security guard was a retired police officer, and lost his life in the process of trying to stop the attack. Growing up, mom tried to keep work separate from home. She didn’t talk about much, but every once in a while, she’d mention you. When she retired, she was working downtown in the FOI office. Every time I visited and we passed the photos of the fallen officers, she pointed you out. You were her friend that she lost, who wasn’t even on duty, and did what he knew was right, trying to protect people, and sacrificed his life in the process. You’ve been gone longer than I’ve been alive, and we still talk about you. My dad and I even attended a gun safety course a few months ago, and the instructor, a former police officer, was injured in the line of duty, and because of how things happened, he earned an award named after you. My mom has the utmost respect for you, and is proud to have known you. And if any of your friends or family see this comment, I hope they are proud to know that people still know who you are, and are thankful for the sacrifice you made.

Catie Green
Sgt. Rebecca Junkins’ daughter

May 16, 2022

When I first met David he and I stopped to help a couple of elderly people who had been in a traffic accident. Using his prior knowledge as an EMT with MEMS ambulance service I knew those folks were in good hands. We were in a couple of college classes together that year. I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was a super nice guy, always willing to help anyone that needed help. My wife knew him as well as they grew up in the same neighborhood. Rest in Peace, my Friend.

David A Moore
N/A

June 19, 2021

David, today marks the 30th anniversary of your death. You were a dedicated police officer who loved your job. You were excited every single day to do your part to make this a better world.

You always made me laugh. You were such a giving man. I miss you, my friend.

David, thank you for you service and being a hero!

Becca Snider Tally
Friend

February 13, 2021

I served with Dave in the Marines when we were stationed in Hawaii, 1977-1980. Of course he was Barney to me. We had a lot of fun. He was hardworking, patriotic, someone you could count on, and a fun sense of humor. Being recently retired, I thought about looking up Dave and came across this notice. It saddens me that such a good man came to his end too soon. Condolences to his family and his brothers in blue of the LRPD. Semper Fi!

David Wallwork

May 31, 2019

Dave. 2019. Last weekend your brother Phillip was buried. We lost him to a massive heart attack. He fought on for another two months, long enough to see his new grandchild. But you know that now. Only one not with you now is Alan. Bobby Joe Gibson has passed. Dennis Murphy has passed. Bill Guess has passed. Rex Perry has passed. I messaged your nephew Kaleb last week. He is all Barnett. You would be proud. Still miss your laugh and great sense of humor.

Marc Williams
Friend

February 17, 2019

Reminicing about you tonight. Miss your friendship. Oh the memories and the thought you called me that night and asked me to join you and I couldnt because of my kids. You would be proud of me today. Lots of love and memories.

Tammy Young
Coworker and friend

December 8, 2018

Yo brother. 2018 and Philip and I are still around. Not sure why we have lived this long, and yet you are still part of our lives. Phillip posted a nice memorial to you on Facebook with a photo I had never seen. Wish you could meet my kids and beautiful granddaughter. Still miss you.

Marc Williams
Friend

February 13, 2018

Smiley, back in "Murica" and reminded of this anniversary. Can still vividly remember our fun in high school, you intercepting me one night while I could not sleep and was running in USMC PT gear, and "choir practice" at the LR lock and dam in 88. I still use the picture of you and your biker pals at a Toys for Tots run when I teach about your sacrifice to save innocents from being murdered. You would be proud of your nephews.

Marc Williams
friend

February 15, 2016

I was fortunate enough to have met you in jail.......additional information follows......my brother was a fellow LRPD patrolman & he was "checking-in" a lodger for the evening!! You came up and shook my hand like we'd known each other for years. Flash forward.....I'm in Agape Church at your service, sitting amid hard-core bikers, retail/office ladies in impeccable duds, and a virtual cross-section of society. I knew you were special, but....

John Tullos
Civilian

November 18, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

February 13, 2015

Smiley,
headed back to the Arabian Peninsula and wanted to get this off before I left. Still missing you. You were the only guy I knew that could get a room full of cops and bikers together for a good time. I'll call Philip.

Marc Williams
Friend

February 4, 2014

David, every Sunday I drive over to Mom and Dads after church and take lunch over to them. My journey takes me right past the Waffle House where you were killed by those two animals. The Waffle House closed down a few months ago. Everytime I go by, I think of you. My memories of you are good. You were always happy, smiling, and always upbeat. I left you that afternoon down at the FOP Lodge. You had just got your new motorcycle. I remember telling you, "Be careful on that thing". Never dreamed it would be our last conversation. I miss you buddy. Tell Don McGuire, Henry Callanen, Tucker Fisher and Jack Cooper that ole Moe Says Hi.

Sgt. Marty Garrison
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. Retired LRPD

October 4, 2013

Another year goes by, and somehow I'm still alive and missing you. Wish my wife and kids could have known you. Talked to Philip couple of weeks ago. You would be proud of his sons.

Marc Williams
Friend

March 27, 2013

Thinking of you today and remembering. Love you!

Janice Lehmann, Greenbrier AR
friend

February 13, 2013

David, I've been thinking a lot about you lately. You would be so upset about what happened in CT, but at the same time you would have done the exact same thing as those heroic police officers. I can't believe that it's been almost 22 years. You are always thought of and loved.

Becca Snider Tally
Coworker/Friend

December 17, 2012

Dave,
still miss you a lot...still can hear that laugh of yours and see that big smile. Telling your story to the Marked Men for Christ when we work on sadness and loss. Lots of guys know about you now.

I'll be calling Philip later today to catch on him and Mom.

Marc Williams
Friend

April 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green si I bid you semper fi.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, I thank your friends for sharing their devotion to you by their loving reflections.

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

February 13, 2012

DAVID THIS IS THE ON THE ANNIVERSAY OF YOUR DEATH 2-13-1991, I HAVE HAD YOU ON MY MIND SO MUCH LATELY, I REALLY ENJOYED OUR FRIENDSHIP AND THE DANCENG WE DID. YOUR WERE THE BEST AND IN MY HEART YOU STILL ARE. LOVE YOU ALWAYS,
SHEILA

SHEILA
BEST FRIEND

February 13, 2012

David, i miss you every day. you were a great officer and doing your job 24/7, like we all did. It was a tough night that dreadful night for alot of us. i know you are either patrolling or riding your harley in heaven, you sure did your time in hell. Miss you Brother.

Louis Cryer
former Deputy Sheriff PCSO

February 4, 2012

You are still missed, David. I heard today that San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood died in the line of duty. Another sacrifice that will never be forgotten. We will always love you, David.

Becca Snider
Friend / Co-Worker at Dillards

August 7, 2011

Thinking of you today - 20 years. Wow! Your dedication to the city of Little Rock and law enforcement and your ultimate sacrifice is not in vain and will not be forgotten! I know there are many of us who remember and are thankful! Praying for your friends and family today!

Love,

Janice George Brown
friend from Dillard's - Park Plaza

Janice Brown
friend

February 13, 2011

20 years ago today I was informed I was headed to the Gulf War. Three days later I was told you were dead. Never thought I would outlive you, but God is on His throne.


I'll call Phil and your Mom this weekend to check up on them. It'll be a tough anniversary. Still miss you and look forward to the day when we can shake hands and laugh at each other again.

Marc Williams
Friend

February 10, 2011

Thinking of you as the 20th anniversary of your death draws near!

Janice George Brown
Charlene George
Dillard's-Park Plaza

Janice George Brown
friend

February 9, 2011

I knew Dave Barnett form the 8th grade in Ridgeroad JHS, and attended NLRHS with him, graduating in 1975. We both did stints in the Marines and kept up with each other. Dave and his brother Phil were my best friends. Phil called me in Alaska the day Dave was killed. I was leaving for the Gulf War an could not attend his funeral. It is now 2010, and I still miss hearing him laugh and tell funny stories. He was an outstanding Marine, a great police officer, and a true friend.

Marc Williams
Friend

April 5, 2010

I knew David only in passing, which is common at a larger PD. David loved what he was doing and served the city well. I have just recently found this site and wish his family and friends well. David rests a few rows south of my infant son, Adam Tyler Bell. Adam is under the big tree with David looking down on him. We are no longer in Arkansas, but it brings comfort to know that the two are there. When you are there to visit David, turn around and wave at Adam, give them both our love since we hardly get there ourselves.

Officer Kris R. Bell
Danville Police Dept. Indiana

February 22, 2010

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