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Jan. 26, 1922
Independence Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Jan. 26, 1922
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.