Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Joseph Barlow

McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, March 20, 2023

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph Barlow

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 19, 2023

Joe and I were academy cadets together. I love you brother and I think about you alot. We've got it from here.

Patrolman R. Hobbs
Duncan Police Department

November 16, 2023


My sincere condolences go to your family. I cannot imagine the amount of hard work you put into not only your career as a peace officer but also as a loving father and husband. You are an inspiration to me. Your story and the way you acted as a person, someone with an infectious and positive personality, motivates me to be grateful for every moment and every breath that I take so I can improve as a person. Thank you for your service in the Army and as a patrolman. It is evident that you made a profound impact on many communities.

Cadet Sgt. Johnathan Perez
Escondido Police Department

June 6, 2023

Prayers for your wife, child and family as well as your brothers/sisters in blue!!Thank you for your service to our country for our freedom and to our city in helping preserve the peace!!

Commissioner of Tribal Law Enforcement R
Chickasaw Lighthorse Police

May 9, 2023

„Proszę przyjmijcie wyrazy najszczerszego 
współczucia i żalu.
Wiem że nikt i nic nie wypełni już tej luki 
w Waszych sercach,
lecz pamiętajcie że nie umiera ten 
kto trwa w pamięci bliskich. 
Przeznaczenie odebrało Cię 
zbyt szybko rodzinie i przyjaciołom,
ale nigdy nie odbierze Cię 
naszej pamięci i naszym sercom.”

Sierżant Policji w Stanie Spoczynku Jace
Wydział Kryminalny Polska

May 7, 2023

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 19, 2023

Praying for peace and comfort for the family of Officer Joseph Barlow. He has left such a legacy and impact that will never be forgotten! May God bless the family and friends of this sweet sweet officer!

Olivia Peloquin

April 18, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Patrolman Joseph Barlow. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Patrolman Barlow to this country and the people of Oklahoma will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

April 12, 2023

Rest In Peace, brother. We’ll take it from here.

Fellow Blue
Former DOD & civilian LEO

April 10, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 3, 2023

Patrolman Barlow, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

April 3, 2023


D J Herbert
Toronto Police Service

March 29, 2023

May God rest his soul, and Perpetual Light Shine upon Patrolman Barlow now and forever!! Amen...

Deputy Julian Sage
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2023

Patrolman Joseph Barlow, I am so sorry you were taken from all of us too soon. I thank you for your years of brave service to our military and to your state. May God grant you a seat beside Him. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

March 29, 2023

Barlow family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Ofc. Barlow thank you for your service to your Country, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

March 29, 2023

You will never be forgotten!

Det. Bryan Bonitati
Maryland Department of Public Safety/ USMS TFO

March 28, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother. We've got it from here, but please watch over us from Heaven.

Frank D'Agostino
Mannford Police

March 28, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother, we've got it from here, but please watch over us from Heaven

Patrol Officer Paino
Mannford Police

March 28, 2023

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 28, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss and sending many prayers. Thank you for your service

Melanie Kimball Chenevert

March 26, 2023

Such a tragic event. I am deeply saddened by this when he's paying honor to one of his fallen brothers and then he becomes one himself. Prayerd to the agency and the family

Michael H Brunson , SFC Retired
Branchburg Two. PD, NJ

March 26, 2023

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

March 26, 2023



March 25, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 24, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Patrolman Barlow. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at McAlester Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

March 24, 2023

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