As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
April 10, 2013
Ga. agency’s only officer dies of heart attack
Officer Down: Anthony Barfield - [Barwick, Georgia]
PoliceOne Member since 10/01/2012
End of Service: 04/09/2013
By PoliceOne Staff
BARWICK, Ga. — The chief of police — and only law enforcement officer with the Barwick agency — died Thursday from a heart attack while at the scene of a domestic disturbance.
Chief Anthony Barfield, 47, began having difficulty breathing at the scene and was transported to a hospital, where he later died, according to ODMP.
"He was dedicated to the city of Barwick and his family and he will be sorely missed," Barwick City Councilman Dale Hicks told WALB.
In a small town of less than 400, Hicks said everyone knew Chief Barfield, who they referred to as Tony.
“Everybody knows everybody and Tony was about as much family to us as one of our own," said Hicks.
Barfield was appointed Chief in 2009 and served as an officer for 20 years.
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