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Obituary - Barry Ingalls Sr.

posted Sep 6, 2013, 10:26 PM by Atcm Designer
Sergeant Barry Collins Ingalls, Sr., former Alaska State Trooper for over 40 years passed away at the age of 70 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska on August 14, 2013.

Barry was born in Fort Benning, Georgia to Allan and Anna Ingalls on February 23, 1943. Sergeant Ingalls' service includes over 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a First Sergeant in 1994. He was Director of Security and Board Member of the Alaska Gun Collectors Association for over 20 years as well as facilitating their monthly meetings at the Trooper Museum. Barry was a member of the Anchorage Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association for over 40 years and served as president and Board Member for over 20 years.

In 1996 he entered duty with the Alaska State Defense Force serving as Command Sergeant Major. Barry began service with the Alaska State Troopers in 1966 and retired after 40 years of continuous service in 2006. He graduated from Public Safety Academy Class #10. His assignments included Anchorage, Glennallen, the Aleutians and as the first Trooper at Amchitka.

In April of 2013, Barry was awarded the FOAST Life Time Achievement Award; he was the third FOAST LTA winner. As a historian Barry was a person to be reckoned with, not one to be a member in name only, he was always a true contributor.

After his retirement he held two distinctions; being the longest serving trooper and the longest serving state employee on record. Barry is often described as iconic by those who know him well. His dedication and humor is definitely one of a kind.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Janice Ingalls; sons, Barry Jr., Walter, Alex and daughter, Amber; daughter-in-law, Krista; son-in-law, Roy; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Allan S. Ingalls.