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The Maryland State Firemen's Association regretfully announce the Line-of-Duty-Death of Community Fire Company of Perryville, MD Fire Police Officer David Barr, Jr. May God be with his family and friends for comfort.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, at the Minker Banquet Hall, Community Fire Company of Perryville, Md., Inc., 920 Principio Road, Perryville, MD. Friends may call from 1P.M. until 9 P.M. on Friday November 15th at the same location as listed above. The interment will be in the West Nottingham Cemetery, Colora, MD.
CHRISTIANA, Del. — The Community Fire Company of Perryville lost one of its own on Thursday when fire policeman David Barr, Jr., 64, succumbed to his injuries shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday.
Barr was struck by a car while directing traffic at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 25 on Route 40 near the Relax Inn. He had been at Christiana Hospital in Delaware since the accident in critical condition.
Barr was wearing his reflective vest when he was struck, but a preliminary police investigation determined sun glare may have been a factor in the collision.
Fire police officers are specially deputized officials that help to contain scenes of larger scale incidents and direct the public.
Barr was also a retired 34-year firefighter and retired lieutenant from the Federal Fire Service at Perry Point Veterans Hospital and a 13-year member of the Community Fire Company of Perryville and a member of Water Witch Volunteer Fire Company.
On Thursday afternoon, a procession of fire trucks, police cruisers and other vehicles from Cecil County law enforcement agencies, volunteer fire companies and department of emergency services accompanied the funeral home vehicle carrying Barr’s body to Perryville along Route 40.
A full fire department honor funeral is anticipated, but funeral arrangements had not been set as of Thursday evening.