Police Officer Douglas Barney Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah End of Watch: Sunday, January 17, 2016

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Police Officer Douglas Barney

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah
End of Watch: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Biographical Info

Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: January 17, 2016
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff James Winder
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake
3365 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Phone: (801) 743-7000

Police Officer Doug Barney was shot and killed after responding to an accident near the intersection of 4500 South and 2300 East, in Holladay, shortly after 10:00 am.
Upon arriving at the scene he observed a man and woman who had been involved in the crash walking away from the vehicles. As he attempted to make contact with the pair the male subject produced a handgun and shot him in the head, fatally wounding him.
Other responding officers located the subject on a nearby street minutes later. An intense shootout occurred in which the man was killed and another officers was wounded. The female fled the scene and remains at large. It was later determined that the male subject had an extensive criminal history with active state and federal arrest warrants.
Officer Barney had served in law enforcement for 18 years and was assigned to the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake’s Holladay Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

One police officer was killed and another one injured Sunday in Utah. A gunman was also killed.

The violence began when officers from the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake responded to a traffic accident and began to search for two suspects who had fled.

Officer Douglas Barney, 44, located the male suspect, who then shot the officer, police said.

Additional officers responded to the scene.

There was a shootout between them and the suspect, during which Officer Jon Richey, 51, was injured and the gunman — identified as Cory Henderson, 31 — was killed, police said.

Officers Barney and Richey were transported to an area hospital where Barney later died as a result of his injuries. He was an 18-year veteran of law enforcement.

Richey was described by police as being in serious condition, but improving.

“Today a husband and father left his wife and three children, put on a badge, and promised to return home soon. On behalf of Utah residents from across the state, our hearts are broken for the family of Officer Doug Barney who gave the ultimate sacrifice today while in the line of duty,” Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement.

Police spokesman Lt. Lex Bell told CNN that a female suspect has been arrested and is being questioned in connection with the shooting.

“She matches the description of a woman who was walking away from the scene of the accident and she is one of many female acquaintances of the suspect. At this point she is just being held for leaving the scene of an accident,” Bell said.

The spokesman also said that Henderson had been wanted for a state parole violation and a federal arms violation.

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1 Response to “Police Officer Douglas Barney Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah End of Watch: Sunday, January 17, 2016”


  1. 1 mary Anderson January 18, 2016 at 07:55

    My deepest sympathy to Officer Barney’s family and the police dept who lost him.


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