Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff J. William Barnes

Macoupin County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1925

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff J. William Barnes

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice and heroism. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

Blue Lives Matter....... this is my great uncle in the line of duty. His wife, my aunt was also shot but survived in this shoot out.

Dan Mann

November 25, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Barnes' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-6-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

March 6, 2017

Deputy Barnes' wife was also shot in is crime, but she survived. Her blind son then about 14 years old carried his mother to safety. My aunt and Uncle.

Dan Mann

November 26, 2016

Rest in Peace, Deputy Barnes. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Barnes,
Sir, it has taken over 87 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Macoupin County.


U.S. Border Patrol

December 21, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 19, 2012

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