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Proud of Barringer's Legacy
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
Obituary of George B. Barringer, Jr.
handwritten notes - "Grandson of Freeman S. + Elnora Kerr Barringer"
"March 27 - 1988"
George Barringer Jr. dies, Patrolman of Year in 1967
NORTH MIAMI, FLA. --George B. Barringer Jr., 65, of Henry Street, Kingston, died suddenly Sunday.
Prior to his retirement in 1976, Mr. Barringer was a patrolman for the Kingston City Police Department for 18 yeears, and was selected as the Policeman of the Year in 1967. The Kingston Loyal Order of Moose honored him in 1982 with Enforcement Office of the Year Award.
He was born Oct. 20, 1922, Kingston, to the late George B. and Emma Della Wells Barringer and had been (a) lifelong Kingston resident. During world War II, he served in the United States Army in the Philippines and Alaska.
He was a member and past financial secretary of the Clinton Avenue Methodist Church, was state vice counselor of the Junior Order of Mechanics and was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 550, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joyce-Schirick Post No. 1386.
Mr. Barringer was a member of the Rapid Hose No. 1, the Kingston Exempt Volunteer Fireman's Association and the Ulster County Volunteer Fireman's Association.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Alberta Trowbridge; two sons, Thomas T. Barringer, Eddyville and Robert G. Barringer, Hurley; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Bonnie M.) Szpulecki, Kingston; a sister, Mrs. Emma Ellsworth, Kingston; a brother, Richard C. Barringer, Schenectady; six grandchildren, Gregory A., Krista J. and Sean T. Barringer, Brian T. and Michael R. Lindhorst and Donna M. Szpulecki; many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Barringer was the brother of the late Rhea Banks, Beatrice Ellsworth, Minnie Ellsworth, Edna Scully and Evelyn Barringer.
The funeral procession will form 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., with services at 10 a.m. at Clinton Avenue Methodist church, the Rev. John Hill officiating. Burial will be in Montrepose Cemetery.
"Cop of the Year"
1967 | Kingston, New York
Kingston Daily Freeman
November 7, 1967
Clipping - handwritten note "Kingston Freeman Nov 17 - 1967"
"son of George Barringer + Emmadella Wells, Grandson of Freeman S. Barringer + Elnora Kerr"
Kiwanis Award Nov. 16
Barringer Cop of Year
Patrolman George P. Barringer Jr., of 166 Henry Street, has been selected as the Policeman of The Year, to be honored at a luncheon meeting of the Kingston Kiwanis Club on Thursday, November 16.
The announcement of the selection by a five-man committee of the Kingston Polie Department was made today by Police Commissioner Henry P. Eighmey, a member of the committee which included Police Chief Roberf F. Murphy, Deputy Chief Grover S. Hoffay, Patrolman James Scott, president of the Kingston Patrolmen's Association and Detective John Crispino.
In addition to being named Policeman of The Year, Barringer will receive the Gold Merit award from the department for his detection and apprehension of a known criminal who had broken into the Kingston Savings Bank on Wall Street last year.
Police Commissioner Eighmey said Barringer's name has been identified with several instances of exceptional police work during the past year and described Ptl. Barringer as "one of our most capable patrolmen, always willing to do his best when called upon to do so."
Other departmental awards will include the Silver Merit Award to Patrolman Raymond Wells and Curtis Vandemark, and Detective Leonard Ellsworth; certificates to Patrolmen Thomas Coffey, Ira Hadsel, Raymond Wells, Anthony Turck and Edwin Coughlin; 15-year service award to Det. John Crespino.
A Citizen's Citation was awarded to Gilbert Gray of the Doctor's Ambulance Service for his participation in the recovery of a car and youngster which had rolled off the dock into the Rondout Creek.
All off-duty members of the Kingston Police Department will be the guests in uniform of the Kingston Kiwanis club at the November 16 luncheon, with Mayor Raymond W. Garraghan scheduled to make the Policeman of The Year to Patrolman Barringer.
Notification of Organizations for Memorial Services for George Barringer
1988 | Kingston, New York
BARRINGER - George B. Jr., of Henry Street, Kingston on March 27, 1988. Husband of Alberta Trowbridge Barringer, father of Thomas T. Barringer, Robert G. Barringer and Mrs. Bonnie M. Szpulecki, brother of Mrs. Emma Ellsworth and Richard C. Barringer, grandfather of Gregory A., Krista J. and Sean R. Barringer, Brian T. and Michael R. Lindhorst and Donna M. Szpulecki. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, Inc., 411 Albany Ave. on Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral will be held Saturday 9:15 a.m. thence to the Clinton Avenue Methodist Church, where at 10 a.m. services will be conducted. Burial in Montrepose Cemetery.
Attention All Officers and Members of The B.P.O.E., Lodge #550.
You are requested to meet Thursday 8 p.m. at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home for services for our departed member, George B. Barringer.
William Pine, Exalted Ruler
Attention All Officers and Members of Rapid Hose # 1.
You are requested to meet Thursday 7:30 p.m. at the Simspon-Gaus Funeral Home to pay respects to our member, George B. Barringer.
James Tiano, President
Attention All Officers and Members of The Kingston Patrolman's Association.
You are requested to meet Thursday 7 p.m. at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home to pay respects to our departed member, George B. Barringer.
J. Michael Turck, Secretary
Attention All Officers and Members of The V.F.W. Joyce-Schirick Post # 1386.
You are requested to meet Friday 7:30 p.m. at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home for services for our departed member, George B. Barringer.
S. Lown, Commander
J. Harris, Adjutant