x
Breaking News
More () »

West Tennessee police chief dies of COVID-related illness

Newbern Police said Thursday Chief Richard “Red” Barnes died of COVID-related illness and had underlying health issues.
Credit: Newbern Police Department
Newbern, Tennessee, Police Chief Richard "Red" Barnes

NEWBERN, Tenn. — A West Tennessee police chief has died of COVID-19 related issues.

Newbern Police said Thursday Chief Richard “Red” Barnes died of COVID-related illness and had underlying health issues.

Chief Barnes had been with the Newbern Police Department for more than 40 years. He also served as a pastor in the area.

“Chief Richard “Red” Barnes will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the Newbern Police Department and his brothers and sisters in blue,” said Newbern Police in a post on Facebook. “Rest in peace Chief Barnes, Unit 400 is now 10-7. We will take over your watch, Sir.”

It is with a sad and heavy heart, that the City of Newbern Police Department announces the sudden passing of Chief...

Posted by Newbern Police Department - TN on Thursday, September 2, 2021