Death Classification: Canine / Equine Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 6 years, 3 months, 11 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: Bureau of Patrol - Patrol Group A, Special Functions Group: Unit 055 - Mounted Unit
District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central
Cause of Death: Illness - Cardiac Arrest
Age at Time of Death: 17
Date of Birth:
Date of Appointment: 13 Nov 1996
Date of Incident: 24 Mar 2003
End of Watch: 24 Mar 2003
Date of Interment:
Cemetery: Not Interred - Other
Grave Location: Does Not Apply
Interment Disposition: Cremated
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall:
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: Did Not Serve
Incident & Biographic Details
Police Equine Barney, aged 17 years, was a 6 year, 3 month, 11 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol – Patrol Group A, Special Functions Group: Unit 055 – Mounted Unit.
On March 24, 2003, Police Horse Barney and his partner were on patrol at the 12th Street Beach. Suddenly and without warning Barney became ill and collapsed. The diagnosis of his death was from a probable heart attack or aneurysm.
Police Equine Barney received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on November 13, 1996.
Police Horse Barney was survived by his handler.