Barry Kobrin death, Wheatfield Constable passed away unexpectedly

Barry Kobrin has passed away. (Source: Town of Wheatfield Constables/ Facebook)
Barry Kobrin has passed away. (Source: Town of Wheatfield Constables/ Facebook)


The Western New York Community is mourning the loss of a remarkable individual, a stalwart defender, and a dedicated public servant. Wheatfield Constable Barry Kobrin, not only a respected law enforcement figure but also a revered Past Chief of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company, has left a void that will be deeply felt by all who knew him.

Keep reading to know more about the Officer Barry Kobrin and his cause of death in detail.

Barry Kobrin passed away

The tight-knit community of Wheatfield is grappling with profound sorrow as it comes to terms with the devastating news of the passing of Constable Barry Kobrin. The poignant announcement of his departure was shared by Deputy Sheriff Salisbury Rick on Facebook, echoing the collective grief that now envelops the community. Constable Kobrin has left an irreplaceable void in the hearts of residents, having dedicated his life to the service and protection of others.

Who was Barry Kobrin?

Barry Kobrin, a stalwart presence in the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company, dedicated an extraordinary three decades of service to the community, marking a milestone that was recently celebrated with pride.

Joining the fire service on September 1st, 1993, Barry embarked on a journey of unwavering commitment, becoming a cornerstone of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company’s success. Throughout his illustrious tenure, Barry held various Firematic and Administrative roles, showcasing not only his versatility but also his deep understanding of the intricacies of firefighting and community service. His most noteworthy contribution was his exceptional 15-year stint as Chief of the Company, a position that reflected his leadership acumen and ability to inspire those around him.

30-Year Commitment of Chief Barry Kobrin in Rapids Volunteer Fire Company

Beyond his role in the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company, Barry’s influence extended into multiple facets of community service. His dedication reached the Town of Lockport, where he served as both a firefighter and the dog control officer, exemplifying his commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents.

In Wheatfield, Barry served as a constable, standing as a vigilant guardian of the town. His commitment to fire investigation was evident through his role in the Niagara County Fire Investigation Team, where he served as a fire investigator, bringing his expertise to bear on understanding and preventing fire-related incidents.

Prior to his tenure at Rapids, Barry also contributed to the Main Transit Fire Department, underlining his extensive and diverse experience in the fire service. Barry’s altruism wasn’t confined to emergency services; he also took on the responsibility of Dog Control Officer for the Town of Lockport in Niagara County, showcasing his compassionate side in ensuring the welfare of animals in the community.

Barry Kobrin Cause of Death

While the precise cause of Chief Barry Kobrin’s passing remains undisclosed, the community patiently awaits official details regarding his death. During this period of uncertainty, Facebook emerges as a poignant reflection of the profound influence Chief Kobrin wielded in his community.


Assemblyman Mike Norris wrote: “We lost a true hero today! May you rest in peace Barry Kobrin. Thank you for your outstanding service and friendship.On a personal note, for those who attend my annual Corn Roast, Barry helped with the initial set up of the first event and had a key role with all the logistics for each one since at the fire company.Barry did so much for everyone and will be sorely missed.”

Louanne Kiney wrote: “The animals & people of WNY lost a great man today; a dedicated, fierce protector. He made the world a better place, it will never be the same without him. I can’t fathom the loss his wife Carol & their family must be feeling… Please join me in sending them love, peace & comfort.Barry ~ Thank you for your friendship, for trusting me, teaching me, helping me and always, always making me laugh. I’m going to miss your sarcasm, crazy stories, infectious laughter & texts that turn into phone calls, brainstorming ways to help a dog in need. You always found a way!Please pet my crew when you get to the Bridge & try not to get trampled by the ginormous welcoming committee eagerly waiting for you!Blessed journey sweet soul… 💜💫🌈🐾🐾

Barry Kobrin was more than a firefighter; he was a mentor, a friend, and a source of unwavering support for those fortunate enough to work alongside him. Whether in Wheatfield or across Niagara County, Barry was the reliable figure who consistently stepped up when the community needed him most.

As we reflect on the legacy of this remarkable individual, we remember Barry Kobrin as a multifaceted community servant, whose impact stretched far beyond the flames he bravely fought. His memory will forever be engraved in the roots of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company and the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and working alongside him.


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