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.

Officer Barker

You have done your duty and are a true hero. You have served your community, state and country. Rest in Peace knowing you have done a job well done.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

February 18, 2008

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and part of america died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand in court with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend many long lonely nights.
The beat that he walked was a battle field too, just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation wont fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street and he stands at each rookies side.
He answered the call
of himself gave his all

R.I.P. Brother walk the beat on the heavenly streets, we will take this one from here..


February 18, 2008

We will keep you and yours in our prayers. You are a hero. Job well done. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

February 11, 2008

RIP. We can no longer tell you in person, but thanks from the heart for being a special person and paying such a price to protect us. You did all you could, and for you I pray justice will be served swiftly. My heart mourns for you and I am so sorry for your family's loss. Another one of our finest citizens gone too soon.

February 10, 2008

Rest in peace.

Officer RM Taylor

February 10, 2008

Hey man, Thanks for you and your partner's service. Ill be praying for your family. Damn shame we have to work these part time jobs but that's part of being a cop. May the ones that murdered you and your partner burn in hell.


February 9, 2008

A department losing one officer is tragic enough. I cannot imagine losing two. My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Barker's family and to the DeKalb County Police Department.

Arkansas White County Sheriff's Department

February 8, 2008

My heartfelt sympathy goes out ot the family and coworkers of Officer Barker.

Although I did not have the privilege to know you personally, I grieve for your loss my friend. Rest in peace knowing that those of us left behind will proudly cover your post on the thin blue line.

God Speed

Sgt. D Balough
Memphis P.D. Tx

February 8, 2008

Our many thoughts and prayers are with your agency and family during this tragic time!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

February 7, 2008

Officer Barker was and will always bein my eyes a special Officer. I had the opportunity to train Officer Barker when I was employed by Dekalb County Police Department. Officer Barker has demenstrated a sense of pride in his attitude toward police work and family values. Officer Barker had made contact with many civilian and altered their lives through his positive interaction. I will miss Officer Barker because when i was training how to police, he in returned taught me how to protect and appreciate your family. Thank you Officer Barker, I miss you. Detective Taylor, 6789-760-8576

Detective Taylor
Morrow POlice Department

February 6, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Erick Barker,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Eric Barker. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Eric Barker is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

February 4, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Barker. Rest in peace our brother.

The Patrol Men and Women of
Sylvania Township PD

February 4, 2008

God bless the family, friends and associates of this fallen officer.

Chief Jay Stripling
Andrew College Police Department

February 2, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family of Officer Barker and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Barker for your dedicated service to the people of Georgia and the United States.

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

February 2, 2008

To my fellow brother in blue. You, your family and the brothers and sisters left behind are in my thoughts and prayers.

Police Officer M. Kossick
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

January 31, 2008

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Officer Barker -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

TTo all those touched by the loss of Officer Barker -- To lose two heroes at once has got to be devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

January 31, 2008



January 27, 2008

We share your pain. May God give all of us the strength to carry on. With love. The Scott Family of Rochester, NY.

The Scott Family
Cousins of Officer Bryant (NY)

January 27, 2008

Eric, when I finally learned that you were one of the Angels called home to get his wings, I immediately reflected on when we met. All pumped up for the 66th academy...shortly into the academy you were called for duty by uncle sam. Me too but we both met again at Gillem. A joy it was to see you, to fellowship with you and to have served with you in both uniforms... Prayers for your family, friends and all that encountered you.

S.S. Thomas
Resigned dkpd badge#2268

January 26, 2008

“I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.” -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Police Officer Eric Barker,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe will NEVER be forgotten.

I pledge to become a continuum of the "ODMP Light" in which Visionary Founder, Chris Cosgriff created for all Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here on the ODMP a heartfelt reflection on behalf of a fallen officer.

Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP serves as a place where that continuum of "LIGHT" can be felt through the heart and soul of each and every person who honors our fallen heroes with a reflection.

May God comfort the family, loved ones, friends, and fellow officers who have lost their beloved one. May the reflections left fill the void until the light within shines again, as your fallen hero is at rest with Jesus Christ and his soul has been set free. Feel the warmth of his smile from Heaven, he’s watching your back now. He’s that hero who can never be replaced in this lifetime. I light a candle in your honor.

I wish you peace and love beyond all understanding. You are embraced as one of Hawaii's own with integrity, respect, and fairness as you are a fallen hero. You will never be forgotten. 24-7-365 THANK YOU BLUE.

Me ke aloha pumehana Police Officer Eric Barker
a me nani uhane.
(With warm aloha Police Officer Eric Barker
the beautiful soul.)

(A Hawaiian Prayer of Solace)


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale-(Hawaii & Japan)
Kahu Laakea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 25, 2008

Rest in peace, brother. We have the watch from here.

Rochester, NY Police Department

January 25, 2008

My heartfelt sympathy to Police Officer Eric Barker family and friends and to the DeKalb County Police Department.

Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police

January 24, 2008

Although I never formally met you, only in passing to be just like, one of the blue, my heart goes out to your family, and pray the loved ones you life behind will find strength to carry on. You sat on that watch with my spouse allot, and I commend you on your bravery to protect and serve no matter what to provide for your family. Go easy brother, and know my family and I are proud of the sacrafice you gave for your country and the public. A true VETERAN AND A HERO!!


January 24, 2008

Eric you will be truly missed but not forgotten my friend.I know that GOD needed you, but I don't think any of us were ready to say goodbye. Thank you for your friendship, love, and
kindness. I'll see you again brother.

MPO A. Jones #2259

January 24, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Barker as well as the brotherhood of the DeKalb County Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

January 24, 2008

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