Chief of Police Anthony Q. Barfield, Sr.
Barwick Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: April 9, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Barwick Police Department
2040 E Main Street
Barwick, GA 31720
Phone: (229) 735-2311
Chief of Police Anthony Barfield suffered a fatal heart attack while at the scene of a domestic disturbance.
He began experiencing trouble breathing and was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he passed away.
Chief Barfield had served in law enforcement for 20 years and was the agency’s only law enforcement officer.
Sheriff Mike Dewey of the Brooks County Sheriff Department has reported that Chief Anthony Q. Barfield Sr., 47, of the Barwick Police Department, died Tuesday evening while at the scene of a domestic disturbance.
Chief Barfield was dealing with the couple involved in the dispute when he began experiencing some difficulty breathing. Chief Barfield was able to call for an ambulance and was subsequently transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital where he passed away.
Brooks County Coroner, Michael Miller, stated, “While it appears that Chief Barfield died of natural causes, his body was still being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.”