Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective David H. Barnes

New York Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 1920

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Reflections for Detective David H. Barnes

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 28, 2020

Det. Barnes,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2020

Detective Barnes, now it is 99 years since your brutal murder, a murder that never saw justice in this world. I am confident that justice was found in the next.

God Bless you today and always, Brother and may your eternal rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 28, 2019

Rest in Peace Detective David H. Barnes. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

It's now 95 years since your passing. I failed to mention in my reflection last year that my Dad spent 5 years (of about 12 with the NYCRR) as a New York Central Cop before he moved on to my hometown's PD. Though he had a very distinguished career, he often regretted leaving the Railroad. A Picture of him in his NYCRR Police uniform hangs on my wall.

Men of the nations Railroad Police agencies are true heroes and God Bless all of you, but on this date, God Bless you in particular Detective Barnes and may your eternal rest be peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 28, 2015

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 9, 2015

Why on Earth that scum was never tried for your murder may never be satisfactorily explained, but I can only hope he found true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

Detective Barnes, you truly are a hero because you helped to protect one of this Nation's greatest assets and your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 21, 2014

thank you to those who spent their time this weekend placing flags on this grave. Because of you, Det. Barnes was researched and honored.

Connie & Paul Davis

May 27, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 21, 2013

Det. Barnes,
Sir, it has taken over 89 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.



November 6, 2011

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