Friday, April 06, 2007

In Remembrance: Special Agent Barry Lee Bush

The tragic death of Special Agent Barry Lee Bush, 52, in Readington, New Jersey yesterday sadly reminds us of the potential dangers faced each day by those in law enforcement who serve, protect and defend us. Special Agent Bush leaves behind a wife and two children.

America must always remember and be grateful for those who have lost their lives in the line of duty and for those who continue to serve at the risk of their own safety.

[Reprinted from]

April 5, 2007 Press Release

Newark, NJ. – Special Agent Barry Lee Bush, assigned to the Newark FBI Office, was shot and killed today while working a criminal investigation into a series of armed bank robberies. One subject is still being sought and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is being conducted. Preliminarily, information suggests the agent may have been fatally wounded as a result of the accidental discharge of another agent's weapon during a dynamic arrest situation. As in any case where agents are involved in a shooting, a team of investigators from the FBI's Inspection Division is dispatched to the scene to conduct a comprehensive review. The Inspection Division and the Newark Office of the FBI will be coordinating their efforts with state and local authorities in New Jersey. The investigation is continuing.

Special Agent Bush, 52, joined the FBI in August 1987, serving in Kansas City and then transferring to Newark in 1991. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Special Agent Bush and his team were in pursuit of heavily armed serial bank robbers who are believed to be responsible for four bank robberies. In two of those robberies, the suspects, armed with assault weapons, fired rounds while inside the bank.

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