Patrolman Emmet Charles Barnes

Photo of Patrolman Emmet Charles Barnes
End of Watch: Sun, Apr 6th, 1924
Date of Incident: Sun, Apr 6th, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 28


His mother Lena and brother William.


Patrolman Barnes was shot and killed while he and two other officers attempted to apprehend a burglary suspect at a local store. Patrolman Barnes was covering the front door as the other two officers covered the rear. The suspect attempted to leave through the front and shot Patrolman Barnes in the neck as he fled. The other two officers chased after the suspect after hearing the shots but the man was able to evade them. Patrolman Barnes was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound 15 minutes later.

IN addition to his police service Patrolman Barnes was also a World War I veteran.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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