Type of Officer: Corrections Officer
Jurisdiction: US Penitentiary
County: Leavenworth
Death Date: 3/19/1917
Added to Memorial: 2006
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Corrections Officer Barr was stabbed to death in the prison yard by inmate Ono Manuel. The stabbing was in retaliation for Barr reporting Manuel for misconduct. Manuel had been taking shoes from the prison shoe shop and trading them for tobacco. Forty years old at the time of his death, Barr was survived by his wife.