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

Location of Occurrence: 

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:


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Not Interred - Other
 Grave Location: Does Not Apply
 Interment Disposition: Cremated


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

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, born in 1986, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on November 13, 1996.

Police Horse Barney was survived by his handler.