Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joselito Alvarez Barber

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, August 13, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Joselito Alvarez Barber

16 Years and Always Remembering, Never Forget. What you do today, matters tomorrow,

. Barber
SPD Family

August 14, 2022

Another Christmas without you always breaks my heart coz my family isn’t complete. Merry Christmas in heaven son. I miss you dearly. My Hero, My Protector, My Son....until we meet again

Lorna A Ring

December 24, 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 13, 2020

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 13, 2020

I still remember you little brother. I will hoist one in your honor tonight. I love your family, they are wonderful people.

Retired Officer Wiebke #6672
Seattle Police Dept

August 13, 2019

Remember you proudly, everyday.

Ernie Barber

May 16, 2019

Still remember you Lito. We'll never forget you.

RIP Warrior. We've got your watch.

Sgt. Glen Carpenter
Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

August 13, 2018

Lito- God bless your family today, brother. We won't ever forget.

Sergeant Kirk Wiper
Kelso PD - TAC Officer

August 13, 2017

Hey Lito...just wanted to stop and let you know I am thinking about you.

Chief Nick Metz
Aurora (CO) PD (former Seattle PD)

November 28, 2015

I knew Lito when he was in High School working at JcPenney. He was always interested in store security and I was able to get him in. It was a pleasure working with him at Nordstrom and Home Depot. When he was accepted to the Seattle Police Department, he was so happy and I could not be happier for him.

Lito was great at movie quotes and always made me smile, even on my worst days. He was very serious about keeping things in order. I always gave him crap about that but it worked for him so that is all that mattered.

I miss him and wish his family the best.

Jason Humphrey

August 13, 2015

Lito, I was so angry that night because I never got the chance to have a cup of coffee with you, or tell a joke, or share a story. My anger has not faded.
I am making up for that by spending time with your cousin Kevin and his son ...playing some baseball, and making a lot of jokes about him. :)
You have an awesome family, and I am glad that I have been able to spend time with them. They are part of our family now.
God Bless.

Officer Todd Wiebke
Seattle Police Department

August 14, 2014

Thinking of you on this anniversary Lito. Thank you for your dedicated service my brother. You remain in our hearts forever. And your family, our family, are always in our thoughts and prayers. I am looking at a beautiful summer flower arrangement in Seattle Police HQ by your plaque. I was honored to be here when your loved ones brought it in this week. Rest well our brother, your light shines ever bright.

Detective Merry O'Cleary
Seattle Police Department

August 13, 2014

God bless you little brother. I won't forget you.

Sgt. Glen Carpenter, PCSD

Sergeant Glen Carpenter
PCSD - TAC Officer

August 13, 2014

Lito, I still remember you well. Talking to you in the locker room while we were both on FTO. You were a great guy. Rest in peace bro. Seattle PD -6873, Puyallup PD - 304

Officer Adam Culp
Puyallup PD

February 8, 2014

Peace be with you son. Miss you. Dad

Ernie Barber
Surviving Father

December 21, 2013

I met your Dad at the COPS Parents retreat and had the wonderful opportunity to talk with him over the weekend. Know that his love and that of all of your family will make your name never be forgotten. Continue to watch over him and all of your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 30, 2013

It has been six years but we still remember like it was yesterday.
Last Saturday, The 2nd Cop and Doughnut Fundraiser held at Top Pot in Ballard was another success. Thanks to Ryan who masterminded the event and to Mark Klebeck, owner of Top Pot Doughnut, for his generous support. It was also the same day when Washington State Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program commemorated your sacrifice with a beautiful Joselito Barber Challenge Coin.
We sincerely appreciate those who showed up and contributed their time and money in your memory and for everyone who remembered you.

You are always in our thoughts and in our hearts and with all our love!

Your Family
Seattle, WA

August 20, 2012

I was a 23 year old rookie when this happened and you were the first person killed in Washington after I became a police officer. Your memory is still alive and I wish I would have had the privilege of working with you. Rest in peace Lito. Brett Grieve - Seattle 6853 - SCSO 1505

Deputy Brett Grieve
Snohomish County Sheriff

August 20, 2011

As I seat here in your room, I can only wonder how life would have been if things was different. Rest a sure your room has been kept up to your liking. We think of you often and miss you dearly. Life goes on, but only with heavy hearts. You are not forgotten Son. Sleep with the angles until we meet again. We all miss you...Keep watching over your siblings.


May 28, 2011

Merry Christmas Lito!! I thought of you today, as I often do. I bet the the celebration up there blows whatever we do down here out of the water. Always thankful for your service and your sacrifice. Whenever I see SPD I say thank you, you remind us how we take those that serve and protect for granted.


December 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2010

Your birthday is coming up...would have been your big 3-0. As usual we will celebrate it the same place we last celebrated it with you 4 years ago.

Happy Birthday Lito!!! We love you!!

Your Family

June 24, 2010

You were thought of today. You are still missed.


January 11, 2010

Thank you for keeping our streets safe while on patrol. You, and others who made the ultimate sacrifice, will always be missed.


August 15, 2009

Thank you very much Lito, you are not and will not be forgotton. You are missed very much.


Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J. Lane, EOW 5/30/03

August 13, 2009

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