Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Major Gregory Eugene Barney

Riverdale Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Reflections for Major Gregory Eugene Barney

Again in Georgia, we have lost another fine Officer. A well known Officer that was well liked by the community he served, he will be forever missed but not forgotten. God Bless and Godspeed, Officer Barney. We will miss you.

Lisa Burton

February 28, 2016

Ballerina to thank you. May you rest in peace. Bless your family and fellow officers

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Mccurry

February 27, 2016

Rest easy brother

S.P.O William Kelly
Allegheny county police

February 27, 2016

You will be missed Major! I enjoyed the time I had with you. RIP!


February 26, 2016

Talking to a local officer here in Nixa Mo, we all feel the loss of another brother. Know that all across this great country of ours when one dies, we all die a little too. Our hearts go out to you with our deepest thanks for his service. These men are in the front line of danger protecting us and our way of life. No words give comfort at this time of loss. But know we pray for all our LEO's in harms way. God be with you.

My heartfelt sorrow for your loss. May God support you and your loved ones during this time of mourning. We all support you. B.Umbenhower Missouri

February 24, 2016

Thank Sir, for your time in the service, and on the mean streets of this country. Go rest, and let the younger generation live up to the task that you ordered

PTL/FTO-Ret J.B Rose
LaVergne Tennessee

February 24, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

February 23, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

February 23, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

February 22, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Riverdale Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

February 22, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

February 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Major Greg Barney. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

February 22, 2016

The sacrifice you made was overwhelmingly courageous. May you spend eternity with our Lord and God will watch over your family and friends. Rest in Peace Major Barney.

City Marshal Bonnea Tindle
Killeen, Texas City Marshals Office

February 22, 2016

I knew you when you were a resource officer at RHS. Officer Barney you were a "cool" cop. You never judged any of us and you always found a way to make us smile even when we weren't feeling particularly happy. You were definitely a hero to me and a few other "bad boys" that went to the school. I am so sad to log into my twitter today and see you ni my timeline for this of all things. I respected you. I cry for you and I will honor you for the rest of my days.

Former Student

February 21, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

February 21, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sergeant A. Johnson
Lauderhill PD

February 21, 2016

Thank you Major Greg Barney for your unselfish and dedicated service, you have made a positive difference and we will not forget the ultimate sacrifice you made for the rest of us. “There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.” (John 15:13 on National LE Memorial). God bless you and may you rest in peace.

SAIC/Director Bill Chandler
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

February 21, 2016

I will miss you, the 3 musketeers You, Danny, Carl and me. We served the City of Riverdale well. The end of your watch has come and I find myself at a lost for words. You were truly a gift to the community and to us as a friend. Thank GOD for the time that you were here. If Lisa and the boys need us we will be there for them, because we know that is what you would want. Be at peace my brother for your worries have ended and GOD has decided to bring you home. For love, peace, joy and happiness awaits you for a job well done. Love you Brother!!!

Officer JC Phillips
Former Riverdale PD/Close Friend

February 21, 2016

Rest in peace my brother, we will continue the fight.

TFC Paul Stokes #801
Ga State Patrol

February 21, 2016

My heart is troubled by this cowardly act. My prayers goes out to your loving family & friends. I have family in Riverdale that have spoke highly of you. I know what kind of man you are. I wanted to say a Major, but you was a man first to go to the back door without a vest knowing that's where coward flee first. You didn't have to do it, you could have been behind a desk. But you choose to be in the field protecting the city of Riverdale. I salute you & may God continue to be with your loving family. Go home faithful servant, job well done.

Loretta Bailey
Hurt Ciitizen

February 21, 2016

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

February 20, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

February 20, 2016

Gloria Victis. I hope you were met by the archangels and all cheered as you heard, "Welcome home, faithful servant." Your life made a difference. Peace is with you now and may that peace surround your wife, children, and extended family including others in law enforcement. The Atlanta Metro community thanks you for your inspiration to stand for what is right and true with your brothers/sisters in blue to defend others against societal ills and evil. Thank you for your service and may your sacrifice instill in us courage to choose right over wrong every day and pay homage to those who serve others. Now may you finally enjoy the peace that passeth all understanding. Grace to all.

Mrs. Eric Neumann

February 20, 2016

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 19, 2016



February 19, 2016

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