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New Hero Search George Gilbert Barton Sr. - Jan. 26, 1922 (11158)

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Independence Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: MO, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 26, 1922
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Independence Police Dept.
MO   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MO   USA   Thu. Jan. 26, 1922
Summary: Patrolman George Barton was walking his beat on the Square at about 3:30 a.m., when he noticed a suspicious individual. The person pulled out a Colt .45 and shot Patrolman Barton, who died two hours later at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital.

The chief of police found the shooter near Main Street and Lexington Avenue and was met with a barrage of bullets. the chief returned fire and killed the person.

Patrolman Barton was survived by his wife and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri.

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