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Death of Virginia State Trooper
Wed, September 15, 2010 8:51:50 AM
Death of Virginia State Police Trooper
All AAST members:
We are sad to report that Virginia State Police Trooper Mark D. Barrett died on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, during a training dive in Lake Anna .
Trooper Barrett and other members of the Virginia State Police's Search and Recovery Team were performing deep-water dives in the lake. As Trooper Barrett and his dive partner were ascending to the surface, the other trooper noticed he was having difficulty and assisted him to the surface.
Other troopers immediately started CPR and he was transported to a local hospital where he died.
Trooper Barrett had served with the Virginia State Police for three years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the Virginia State Police, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond , VA 23235 . Questions regarding funeral arrangements or survivor benefit fund information can be obtained by calling the Virginia State Police at (804) 674-2016.
Please keep the family of Trooper Barrett and the men and women of the Virginia State Police in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With Honor and Respect,
American Association of State Trooper s
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09-15-10, 11:38 PM #2
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”
09-15-10, 11:44 PM #3
09-16-10, 06:10 AM #4
Prayers for Trooper Barrett's family and friends.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
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09-16-10, 08:12 AM #5
09-16-10, 11:07 AM #6
RIP my Brother"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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09-16-10, 01:20 PM #7
Rest easy, brother
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09-16-10, 11:20 PM #8
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09-17-10, 01:01 AM #9
Trumpet Call , As The Sun , Sinks In Fright
Sleep In Peace , Comrade Dear
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Rest in peace , Trooper Barrett. Condolences to family , friends and colleagues.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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