Greg "Lem" Barney
Greg 'Lem' Barney had numerous titles over the course of his 25-year career with the Riverdale Police Department: sergeant, captain, interim police chief, major.

But to his wife and 15-year-old twin sons, he was simply husband and dad.

In their first joint statement since Barney was shot and killed Thursday, Lisa, Robert and Greg Barney said their "hearts are heavy with the sudden passing of our dear Greg."

He "loved his job and took great pride in protecting and serving the City of Riverdale," they said Friday. "We sincerely appreciate all of your prayers, words of encouragement, and reflections." Read the full article on MyAJC.com
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Feb. 12 to Feb. 17, 2016.
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My heart aches for your loss. He was a magnificent man. May you find comfort and peace. God bless you.
Mickey Centeno
February 4, 2019
My heart goes out to the family of this man, who gave his life serving his community and, therefore, his country. His life mattered to many, including strangers who never had the pleasure of meeting him. I thank him, and his family for his service, I will pray for Mr. Barney and his family.
Christy Badger
February 3, 2019
I came across the story regarding your passing and I felt compelled to let you know that you and your family will be forever in my prayers.

May you Rest In Peace Major Gregory E. Barney.
God Bless You Always.
Rick Escamilla
March 30, 2017
I just learned of your lose. I am so sad for your lose. I didn't know him, but I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences.
Ann Marie Tourtellotte
March 15, 2016
Sincere & heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Barney, Family, and Loved Ones. Much respect, admiration, and appreciation to the memory of Major Barney (Officer Barney :>)and his many years of service at RHS, various voting precincts, and our community-at-large. Such a loss for us. "John 15: 13"
Greselda, Amber, Lydia, and David McLin-Middleton
February 25, 2016
It is never easy to lose a loved one, I pray you find comfort in God's promise @John 6:40 Which says we will see our loved ones again. My deepest and sincere condolences to the family.
February 24, 2016
Even though I didn't know Mr. Greg Barney, I would like to offer my condolences. The family will be in my prayers.
Rashida Starks
February 24, 2016
May God fill your emptiness of your loved one , and remember God needed him now and he is in good hands right now
Verleata speer
February 23, 2016
I am so sorry. We thank him for his efforts in serving the community. He will be safe and in peace in Paradise.
February 23, 2016
God Bless the soul of Sargent Barney. . .May his wife and sons find peace and understanding in the midst of this, for He is There. God Bless you.
Renee White
February 22, 2016
C.B.
February 22, 2016
To the family of Office Greg Barney. May God continual to Bless and comfort you.
C.B,
February 22, 2016
Bentley Family
February 22, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family with His grace and mercy forever. You all are in my prayers.
Zola Ogletree
February 21, 2016
"May you rest in peace" Kalesa Basden
February 21, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
c mitchell
February 21, 2016
RIParadise Major Barney
Doris Boozer
February 21, 2016
God needed you more
Cynthia Dudley
February 21, 2016
May the love and mercy of the Heavenly Father Jehovah God, be bestowed upon your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences to You and your family.
J Thomas
February 21, 2016
Mrs. Barney and sons, I'd like to offer my deepest sympathy. I never had the pleasure of meeting your husband but I do this; he was taken away too soon. May the Lord be a high hedge of comfort and peace during this difficult season in your lives.
Annette Bowen
February 21, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and the father of your sons. He loved to make us all safe and I thank you for sharing him with us. This is a very difficult time but know that Jesus said that there will be a resurrection and he showed that by raising up Lazarus. Stay strong.
NM
February 21, 2016
Great human being
Karunakarreddy Aredla
February 21, 2016
Mrs. Barney and sons, even though I did not know Major Barney, ever since I heard the terrible news, I have been lifting you all up in prayer asking God to comfort, heal and protect you all. I have also prayed this prayer for Major Barney's other family members, co-workers and comrades. There will be some dark days ahead for you all but based on what has been reported in the media about the kind of man Major Barney was, I know he is not dead; he lives on with Christ and you all will see him again one day. Allow the memories of your lives together and the future heavenly reunion to give you strength and hope.
Carmin Williams
February 20, 2016
Heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Barney's wife, children and family,
Valerie Billings
February 20, 2016
My heart is heavy for you and your family today. Me and my husband came to the funeral today and it was absolutely beautiful. May god bless you with strength while you go thru this rough time. Rip maj Barney. You will be missed.
February 20, 2016
My heart is heavy from the loss of your husband and father. I have never met Major Barney, but I am grieving with you. I will keep you in my prayers.Yvonne Lampkin Fowlkes
February 20, 2016
Thank you for your service, Major.Your sacrifice, both military and police.My condolences to the Major's family, from Olympia, WA.Stephanie R Spradlin
Stephanie Spradlin
February 20, 2016
R.I.P...MAJ. GREG BARNEY...GONE TO SOON.
MARY BLALOCK
February 20, 2016
To The Barney family my condolences are with you I grew up and graduated with Greg my thoughts and prayers are with Always Be encouraged in the Lord
Jackie Martin
February 20, 2016
To a Father, a public servant and a man of great stature. Your ultimate sacrifice for your family, your friends and your community will forever be appreciated and respected. Well done thy good and faithful servant! You will be missed.

To your immediate family, we thank you for your great sacrifice. Continue to honor God and our Major Barney. May God's grace be with you always.
Yewanda Kendricks
February 20, 2016
My prayers goes out for the family..May God be with you all doing this sad time.."Maj.BARNEY,"GONE TO SOON"..
MARY BLALOCK
February 20, 2016
I just wanna to say how sorry i am about major barney i didnt know him but my husband did and i was very lucky to go and show my respect for him god bless his family rip
amanda evans
February 20, 2016
To THE LISIA AND FAMILY GREG WAS AMAZING OFFICER HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN WE ALL LOVED HIM SO MUCH SO NOW HE HAS HIS WINGS MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN GODS LOVING ARMS FOREVER LOVE MINNIE WIMBERLEY AND FAMILY FOREVER LOVE
Minnie Wimberley
February 19, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.
Hattie Dove
February 19, 2016
My prayers are with you family. God is able to sustain you in this difficult time.
Joyce Armster
February 19, 2016
Praying for the Barney family.
T.H.
February 19, 2016
I FEEL IF I KNEW HIM. I AM SURE I HAVE SEEN HIM SOMEWHERE IN RIVERDALE BEFORE. MY FAMILY LOVE AND PRAYER GO OUT TO HIS WIFE, TWIN SONS AND FAMILY. MS.PEACHES AND MOORE FAMILY OF THE ATL. AND THOMASVILLE, GA. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE MAJOR BARNEY
February 19, 2016
My husband spoke so highly of Greg. I had the opportunity to meet him 3years ago, he was the best man in my wedding. He was perfect for that role that day. For the short time we met, was enough for a life time. He shared my special day. Our hearts are heavy but we know he is in a better place. May God comfort you in the days a head. I send my prayers and blessings to the family.
Natalie Cummings
February 19, 2016
The JOY OF SALVATION

For His angry Endureth but for a moment; in His favor is life: WEEPING May endure for a night, but JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING.
PSALM 30: Verse 5

Pray on Lisa, because Greg Has his home on HIGH.
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Betty & Jackson Stroud
February 19, 2016
May God comfort Major Barney's family during this tragic loss.
Joseph Jones
February 19, 2016
Didn't know you but i can imagine what life will be without you..I to have lost
a few loved ones that were dear to me.
God bless your family..
Nicolle Hudgins
February 19, 2016
God bless the family of Greg "Lem" Barney. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. Most of all, the Comforter (Holy Spirit) is with you.

W. & J. Parrish
February 19, 2016
I was truly sorry to hear of the loss of Major Barney. He always was a source of encouragement.
Chris Farmer
February 19, 2016

To the Family of Major Greg Barney, as well as, the Riverdale Police Department, please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss of a Hero and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
Priscilla Dennard
February 19, 2016
My condolences to Mrs. Barney and sons as you mourn the passing of your husband and father. Words cannot express the saddest of losing such a great person. I'm a childhood friend of Greg's and we all knew growing up that Greg would be a public servant. Though he is gone the good work he has done and the memories he has left behind will live on thru all who had the pleasure of knowing him. May God Bless and keep you at this time.
Cristol Primas
February 19, 2016
To Mrs.Barney, your wonderful sons & Family,
I don't know what you are going through but I know God is still in control and He loves you and Mr. "Lem".

Such a wonderful husband, father and Officer of the Law, may God go with you each and every moment of the days & nights, ahead.
Carol Dell
February 19, 2016
I would like to issue my condolences to the Family during your time of bereavement.
A M
February 19, 2016
I thank you so very much for your service to the community; your unselfish love for us will never be forgotten. we will continue to prayer for your family. God Bless you,
Rest in Peace!!!
Edward Husband
February 19, 2016
My condolences goes out to this family
Janice Bowens (York)
February 19, 2016
Praying for your family during this difficult time.
Bridget Ridley
February 18, 2016
Lisa, all my love and prayers go out to you and your family. I pray the God cover and keep you and the family. I know you are strong and you have so many people that Love you and the family. I am here if you ever need me. Your old SunTrust family
Priscilla Gates
February 18, 2016
Lisa, My prayers are with you, your boys, and your family during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you all!
Ericka Martin
February 18, 2016
Our prayers are with his wife and sons at this difficult time, also to the community and all police officers. He was truly a great officer. We were neighbors in the m7d 90's. RIP MAJOR BARNEY!!!
Mary Bostick-Goodson
February 17, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Greg Barney. I can't began to understand your pain, but just know that our Heavenly Father does know and feels deeply about your loss. He will give you what you need at this most difficult time in your lives. Memories will replace tears of today with smiles for tomorrow as you remember this wonderful man. Know that Prayers are being said in your behalf.-1 Peter 5:6,7.
Marilynn
February 17, 2016
So sorry to hear of your great loss. I can empathize with you.
February 17, 2016
May Happy memories be a comfort to your family during this difficult time.God Bless You all.
Diane Aikens
February 17, 2016
Bernice Brightmon
February 17, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tami Williams
February 17, 2016
My deepest condolences goes out to the Barney family in such a devastating loss. Jesus Christ said in Matt 5:4 "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted." May the words of Christ comfort you during this grieving time.
Lorraine Burgess
February 17, 2016
Juanita
February 17, 2016
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God continue to bless and keep each of you.
Brenda Adams
February 17, 2016
I'm sorry for your loss, Our heavenly Father has promised to do away with death for ever Reverlation 21:3,4.
Patricia Haynes
February 17, 2016
May God embrace you and your son at this time. I am sorry for your loss of your husband and your son's father. Thank you for his service and may God wrap all of you in his love.
jacqueline harris
February 17, 2016
May the God of peace grant you calmness of mind in this time of great distress
February 17, 2016
My Prayers and condolences to the Barney family. May God cover you and give you strength today and many days to come.
Cee Hayes
February 16, 2016
My sincerest condolences. May God give you, the family, strength and comfort.
Evangelist Renée Simpson
February 16, 2016
You have answered you last call with distinction and honor we salute dear trusted friend your work will never be forgotten, we pray that our heavenly father sustain your family with his love and affection during this time, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family our deepest condolences.
your brothers
February 16, 2016
My wish for the Barney family is that "your crushed spirits and broken hearts" be comforted by prayers, support and love from family, friends and all who loved him.
S. Dunson
February 16, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with the Barney family during this difficult time.
M.C.
February 16, 2016
My condolences to family and friends. May you gain comfort and strength from Almighty God during this time of distress.-Psalms 46:1
February 16, 2016
may god give you strength to go through. just know he did not bring you this for to leave you. be encouraged it will be alright afterwhile
sandra whatley
February 16, 2016
Lisa,

My heart is so heavy for you, Greg and Robert. I pray that the Lord give you all courage and strength in this difficult time.

Willa Booker
February 16, 2016
Lisa and family, words bring little comfort during this difficult and sad time. Our Heavenly Father, our creator desires and has the ability to undo the effects of death.

He promises at Hosea 13:14 to empty the grave of our loved ones from death. Tears and pain of sorrow will be replaced with tears of joy.

May you find a measure of comfort and peace until His promise is realized.
Lynette Turner
February 16, 2016
I grew up in Riverdale. I have worked here for 20 year. I had met Major Barney at several Chamber of Commerce events. The day of the incident I heard the police sirens and the hovering helicopters. I remember thinking after I found out what had happened how sad it was that this husband and father would not be returning home that evening. My prayers are with your family.
Raylene Brown
February 16, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences to the Barney family and friends.
Charles A.
February 16, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
February 16, 2016
YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED. GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL. YOU ARE FOREVER A LEGEND IN RIVERDALE. R.I.P. OFFICER BARNEY.
STEPHANIE BROWN
February 16, 2016
My friend my little buddy ,Greg was in my Cadet class Dekalb County he kept us all laughing never a dull moment with him in our presence. Greg rest in heaven I send my condolences to the family God bless you and I shall keep you all in my prayers.
Brenda Anderson
February 15, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family.
February 15, 2016
First, our prayers and God-centered hope are for Mrs. Barney and the two sons as well as the rest of the Barney family. We know God is the only one who can restore that relentless hope and joy to all of you and he shall in time. I am praying for each and every one of you.
Truly, Major Barney was an asset to the City of Riverdale. He stepped in to lead the city's police department during a transitional moment. I must say that the city stabilized and succeeded during his tenure as the leader of the Riverdale Police Department. Truly, Major Barney's extreme dedication, commitment and integrity are the components of the Barney legacy not only for his family but also for all us in the City of Riverdale. Now, the peaceful rest begins for him and rest assured we shall not forget the sacrifice of our very own Major Greg Barney.
Former Mayor Phaedra Graham
February 15, 2016
A true friend without question, I loved Greg, like a brother my best man in my wedding and I was Greg best man in his wedding.He was and always will be my best friend .Danny Cummings
Danny Cummings
February 15, 2016
Barbara Johnson
February 15, 2016
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
February 15, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
SG
February 15, 2016
My heart is so heavy! RIP to my DGS friend, you were one of the coolest officer/friend that one could ever have! You made such a impact on my life in the short time that I knew you. I gonna miss you saying "What up cuz". You will be greatly missed Greg!
Tavares Barron
February 15, 2016
May the Peace of God that surpasses ALL understanding comfort and envelope you all during this dark and painful hour. Rest in eternal Paradise Maj. Barney.
Courtney Brown
February 15, 2016
May the Peace of God that surpasses ALL understanding envelope and comfort you all in this dark and painful hour. Rest in Paradise Maj. Barney.
-Courtney Brown
February 15, 2016
MY PRAYERS R with the Family! Remember GOD ONLY pick the Most Beautiful flowers!
Trish Thomas
February 15, 2016
GOODBYES....R NOT Forever, NEITHER R THEY The End, THEY Just Mean, REST On, Officer BARNEY, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN....
Trish Thomas
February 15, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Isaiah 65:17; such a wonderful hope we can all look forward to.
J Bradley
February 15, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of Peace and Comfort be with the family. 1 Peter 5:6,7.
juanita guess
February 15, 2016
May God be with this precious family. May He comfort and sustain you as you grieve the loss your husband and father. We, the Riverdale community will forever remember the outstanding service of Major Barney. He was an immense blessing to the citizens.He is now home with God.
Heartfelt condolences,
S Reeves
February 15, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences to the Barney family and friends.
Charles A.
February 15, 2016
My condolences to all in the Barney family.
ann
February 15, 2016
Lisa, Robert, Greg, Michael, and family words can't express how saddened we all are during this difficult time. God will bless, keep and comfort you.
James Howard
February 15, 2016
RIP My friend, you were without a doubt one of the coolest people anyone could EVER meet! You will be greatly missed!
Travis Boyce
February 15, 2016
RIP faithful servant of the Lord. Praying for healing to the family of this brave father and husband. God bless the Barney family.
Tyler Wood
February 14, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless your family.
Dollie Ledford
February 14, 2016
Praying and Thinking of You Lisa and Your Family. I am Truly sorry for your Lost.
Linda Oliver
February 14, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
February 14, 2016
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