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In March of 2018 John Barnes, an ex-tarrant county officer, was injured in a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas
which resulted in 10 civilian deaths. He came across the dangerous situation when he and another officer confronted a student that was suspected of killing the 10 civilians that day. Barnes was shot by the student with a shotgun and had several wounds in both of his arms. Yet, Barnes and the other officer were able to successfully talk the student into surrendering. After the shooting, Barnes is now slowly recovering from his injuries.
John Barnes joined the safety department of the Santa Fe school district in January, after retiring from the Houston Police Department. Prior to working for the Houston Police Department, Barnes worked for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department starting in 1991, which is where he got his nickname of “Tarrant County.”
Point Blank Safety Services, in conjunction with the Blue Family Fund, have decided to raise and donate funds to help lessen the burden of the medical expenses that the Barnes family has undertaken since the Santa Fe School Shooting. The mission of the Blue Family Fund is to raise funds to support law enforcement families during a critical time in the officer’s life, such as an injury.