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 gave the ultimate sacrifice. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Officers like you and your partner make me proud to wear this uniform, and I am honored to call you a brother in blue.

Officer Lee
Genoa Police Department

January 24, 2008

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the DeKalb County Police Department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your Heroes will never be forgotten. To Officer Barker's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs Police Department

January 23, 2008



January 23, 2008

My most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Barker. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

And to his wife ~ it may not seem right now that life can possibly go on.....what you are going through is so unbelievably tragic. But please know that you are not alone on this unwanted journey of loss and grief, there are many other family members of fallen officers who understand your pain and grieve with you. You and your precious children are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people.

Thank you, Officer Barker, for your service and ultimate sacrifice. May God bless you and may you rest in peace, forever safe in the arms of the angels.

Carin E. Sollman, widow
Officer Jesse E. Sollman, EOW 3/25/05

January 23, 2008

Brother Eric....Although I've only met you a few times in passing, training, etc.... each and every time it was an event. You always had something good to say, which is hard to find in these days and times....

As I sat through the service(s)for you and Ricky, I reflected on the fact that all of our brothers and sisters must face the day to day challenge of wondering if we will return home to our families...

You have made the ultimate sacrifice and your works and memories will not be forgotten...You have made a big change in all of our lives, including mine...

I pray that Jehovah will watch over and help us make right and just decisions....guard us from those who would do harm to us and grant us peace through this difficult time of mourning for our brothers......

Eric.... may you rest in peace my BROTHER......RIP

MPO A.L. Carney
DKPD- EAST Precinct

January 23, 2008

Rest Easy, Brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

SSGT Kiley Sargent
Hall County Sheriffs Office / Motor Unit

January 23, 2008

My heart goes out to the family in your time or sorrow. I will keep you in my prayers.

Officer Barker

Mrs. Z. Jackson
Dekalb Officer Wife

January 23, 2008

May you rest in peace.

Tanya Spell
Daughter of fallen Officer Milton Spell

January 23, 2008


I remember the first day we met. We were both cadets waiting for the 66th Academy to start. The War on Terror took you overseas so we didn't finish together. You returned safely and started over in a new class. While you didn't finish up with the 66th, I always considered you a member of our class.

God speed on your new journey. I was working when the call went out and can't describe the intense sense of loss and helplessness we felt that night. You and Ricky will be missed.

You and your family are in our prayers.

Marc and the rest of the Miller Family

MPO M.O. Miller
Dekalb County Police Dept.

January 23, 2008

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless your family, they will be in my prayers.

Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.

M Gloyd

January 23, 2008

My most sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to to the family and friends of Police Officer Eric Barker.
Officer Barker you are now and will forever be known as a True American Hero. Thank you for your unselfish service to your country and your community.
Jeffrey 'JayDub' Goodiel
PGR State Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders

Jeff Goodiel - PGR Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders

January 23, 2008

Rest in peace brother! May God be with the Barker family at this time of sorrow. Your watch here on earth is over, watch over us now and keep us safe.
Friend/Colleague of Dep Jason Saunders EOW April 3, 2007

Wendy Reid, Communications Officer II
Campbell Co 911, Rustburg, VA

January 22, 2008

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998-2007

Take Your Rest Now Brother, You Kept The Badge Well.....

Officer Mark Larkin
Sophia Police Dept. Beckley, West Virginia

January 22, 2008

Two very brave and courageous men who entered the unknown have given their lives for their community. They are true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for the sacrifice Officer Bryant and his partner made. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Officers Barker and Bryant. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 22, 2008

Rest in Peace brother and your family will be in my prayers.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

January 22, 2008

Thank you for all that you did to try to make South Dekalb a better place. You will never be forgotten by any of us or your brothers. Yours and Ricky's legacy will live on. May you rest in peace!

South Dekalb Resident

January 22, 2008

Wow as I sit here almost a week later in tears my heart continues to hurt. There is a song what a friend we have in Jesus. I am so glad that I can say what a friend I had in Eric. He was a blessing in my life. I knew him before he became an officer and when I found out that he was signing on, it didn't surprise me. Because he believed in helping people and standing up for what is right. As much as I am hurting I am so grateful that we both knew GOD and I know that GOD makes no mistakes. In saying that I say to all please stay encourage because GOD is still in control. And if we learn to lean on him he will go before us and prepare a way. My friend Eric rest in peace and may GOD continue to be with your family at all times.

First lady Korinne Riden
Living Proof Ministry/Friend

January 22, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. My prayers go out to your family. To the wife, you must stay strong for those beautiful children and remember that Eric will always be there with you in heart and in spirit. He was a wonderful person. Stay encouraged and blessed. May God continue to keep you and bless you all.

SFC Regina Clay
Career Counselor

January 22, 2008

What a heartbreaking tragedy! Two fine young men ruthlessly cut down while serving their community. R.I.P

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

January 22, 2008

Rest in Peace, P.O. Eric Barker. Your wife and children will forever be in my prayers and those of your fellow officers and the citizens who are in your debt.

Chicago, IL. Police Department

January 22, 2008

Some Give All,All Gave Some.Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life for His Friends.

John 15:13

May God be with the families of those two officers


January 21, 2008



January 21, 2008

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and neither will you. We never understand why we have to lose our loved ones and there never seems to be a good reason why. I pray your family finds peace. I will remember you always!!! What a true HERO!!!

Peace be with your family
Sharon Atkins Identical Twin Sis of Norfolk Officer
Sheila Herring EOW 01-16-03

Sharon Atkins

January 21, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten. We have your watch from here.

Police Officer

January 21, 2008

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished, an officer's final tour of duty is finished. "Officer Down", is our greatest fear, and once again I hold back a tear.

Officer A. Brown
Hoover Police Dept.

January 21, 2008

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