Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eric Cecil Barker, Sr.

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Eric Cecil Barker, Sr.

Condolences to his family

Carson loveless

April 22, 2024

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

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

January 16, 2021

Thirteen years later and it’s still like it was yesterday! You took great pride in your work and was a great example to us as your fellow officers! I pray your family finds comfort in knowing you fulfilled your dreams and served your department and community well!
Rest on my brother till we meet again!

LJ Brown

January 16, 2021

It's been almost 13 years since this tragic incident occurred, and we will continue to remember Officer Eric Barker Sr. for his service to his community.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 3, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 16, 2020

That next day was the hardest day ever to go to work. Feeling in someway like the area didnt deserve our service for what happened but still we showed up. Sadly I worked the 60's and even grew up in that area. My heart still pours out for the families!! Your legacies will carry on!!

MJ Sonny
Dekalb PD

November 21, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Barker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 24, 2019

Officers Eric Cecil Barker Sr. and Ricky L. Bryant will never ever be forgotten. May their individuals soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

December 14, 2018

Rest at peace on this 10th anniversary my brother. Thank you for your service and heroism. May God always keep your family safe.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 16, 2018

May the Almighty bless you and your family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 17, 2017

God bless you, your family, and your fellow officers. I hope the perp rots in hell!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

January 16, 2017

God Bless


October 13, 2012

The trial began this week for you and Ricky's murderer. It brings up so many terrible memories from that night. I will never forget passing you guys in the hallway of South Precinct and saying "see you later". I got the call an hour later that you were both gone. May you rest in peace and your families have closure to this soon. DKPD misses you both and we will never forget you guys.

Sgt N Garber #2413

October 5, 2012


I will always remember how you were the motivating vioce of our academy class. "Drive on 69, Drive on!!"

I will never forget you brother.

Deputy Chad E. Boyce
U.S. Marshals Service (Former DKPD #2352 Class-69)

May 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Barker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

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. He was also your brother in green so I also bid you semper fi.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 16, 2012

I miss you and Ricky brother
We will never forget


January 7, 2011

Although I didn't know Officer Barker personally, nor do I live in the Atlanta area, I do want you to know that there are people who are sincerely grateful for the those who choose to become public servants and risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us safe. I live in a very small town northwest of Augusta, GA and I was so touched by the article about Officers Barker and Bryant that was in the
Augusta Chronicle a little over a year ago. I've kept the article on my desk to remind me to pray for their families during this past year. I just felt that I needed to share with his family and co-workers just how much we appreciate the sacrifice you all have made. May God bless you ~

Teri Lewis
A grateful citizen

February 12, 2010

Thinking about you and your family today, I will never forget you. Please continue to watch over us. Thank you for your service.

C. Lowe

January 16, 2010

Officer Barker,

I am riding in the Police Unity Tour 2009. My ride is dedicated to you, your service, your memory, your family and your agency.

Rest in peace.

Heroes live forever!

Lt. Scott Burke
Portsmouth Police Department - Police Unity Tour Chapter IV

May 7, 2009


I was telling someone about the first day we met down at Background and Recruiting. We were all there for our first day as Cadets. Your memory and the thought of you running up to the door with a breakfast from McDonald's....late..... still brings a smile to my face.

Rest in Peace. You're in my prayers.

MPO M.O. Miller #1163
Dekalb County Police

April 4, 2009

When I heard about the tragedy of this young officer it broke my heart. My deepest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

Concerned Citizen Dallas, TX

April 4, 2009

God bless, Officer. Rest in peace, your duty is done. Your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks EOW 9-20-08


February 27, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 18, 2009

Its been a year and month since you and Ricky were taken from us. Both of you are still missed and never forgotten.

Officer JM Ware
Johns Creek PD (Former DKPD)

February 16, 2009

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