ca. 1988 — Kingston, New York
(letter to the editor from un-named newspaper, probably Kingston Daily Freeman)
Proud of Barringer's legacy
I am writing you in regards to the recent passing of retired Kingston Police Department patrolman George Barringer.
George served under my command for the 18 years he was a member of that Department. He was without a doubt, one of the finest officers I have ever had the pleasure to serve with.
George spent considerable time working the area of the Kingston High School. His assignments there were not by accident but by design, because of his ability to communicate with the students.
There are many former students today, who are leading useful, productive lives, because of the advise (sic.) and understanding of Officer Barringer. They respected him both as a friend and a police officer.
We can all be proud of the legacy he left behind. He was a credit to the department and to the community. He was a friend to everyone he came in contact with. He always gave that little extra effort in everything he did. I am proud to have known him and served with him, and his passing is a great loss to the community and to his family and friends.
WILLIAM A. SLOVER
Chief of Police
Town of Ulster