Rick Barreda

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Arlington, TX

Branch of Service: First Responder, Law Enforcement

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Richard David Barreda joined the DFW Department of Public Safety in 1993 and worked in the Aircraft Fire Rescue Division, Anti-Air Piracy Division, Patrol, and as a SWAT motorcycle officer. Barreda died of injuries sustained when he attempted to avoid a collision with an illegally parked shuttle bus.

Rick loved his family and friends who remember his incredible smile. He was known as a sensitive officer with a serious dedication to his work at DFW Airport, always volunteering when need presented itself. He loved his job and enjoyed life to the fullest.

“Love never dies. We own that. We will see him again. He is in our hearts forever. For now, he is on special assignment,” said Barreda’s mother. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Age: 26

Date of Death: February 14, 1997

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