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Seattle officer killed in crash identified

Officer Down: Joselito Barber - [Seattle, Washington]


Biographical Info

Age: 26

Additional Info: Officer Joselito Barber had been working patrol for just two months. He is survived by his fiancée.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Barber died from injuries sustained in an automobile collision.

Date of Incident: August 13, 2006


Seattle officer killed in crash identified

By Scott Gutierrez and Hector Castro, P-I Reporters

A rookie Seattle police officer died early Sunday when his patrol car was broadsided by a sport utility vehicle at a Central District intersection.

The impact instantly killed the 26-year-old officer, a fresh graduate of the police academy who had been working patrol just two months. He was engaged to be married.

Seattle police Monday identified the officer killed as Joselito Barber. In a statement released just after 9:30 a.m., the department said Barber was described as caring and conscientious.

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