Unsolved Homicide: Family and Police Request Public’s Assistance

20 years ago this month, David “Barry” McNulty was shot and killed at the Garden Island Party Store.  All leads received during and after the investigation have been followed-up, however the case remains unsolved.  Information regarding this case is requested from the public. The details are as follows:

On May 30th, 1994 at 11:07 p.m., the Fairbanks Police Department responded to a “panic alarm” at the Garden Island Party Store located at 246 Illinois Street.  The responding Officer was in the immediate vicinity and arrived within a minute of being dispatched.  Upon arrival, the Officer entered the building and found the clerk, David “Barry” McNulty, deceased from a gunshot wound.  Based on the crime scene, it appeared that a robbery had taken place.

Mr. McNulty had been contacted by a family member at the store about 10:50 p.m. The family member was scheduled to return to pick up Barry when the store closed at 11:00 p.m.  When the family member returned there were several police cars in the parking lot in response to the alarm and homicide.

Barry McNulty, the victim, was married and a father of 5 children.  At the time of his death his children ranged from 14-22 years old.  One of his daughters graduated from high school three days before he was killed.  In the 20 years since, there have been multiple graduations, three weddings, the birth of four grandkids and numerous other events that he and his family could not share.

At the request of the family, the Fairbanks Police Department is asking for assistance from the public and requests that anyone with any information contact Detective Scott Adams at 450-6552.  Even if you think the police already know the information you have, or you have shared it in the past, please call, as every bit of information could be helpful.

For information, contact:  Amber Courtney PIO abcourtney@ci.fairbanks.ak.us or 907.590.0910

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Services were held at the Veteran’s Park today in honor of those who have served our country. On this Memorial Day, please spend a few moments to appreciate our freedom, and those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

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Arbor Day Celebrations in the Community:

The week around Arbor Day saw many trees being planted around the community:On Monday, May 19th, Mayor Eberhart read an Arbor Day Proclamation from all three local mayors, and praised the efforts of Arbor Day groups and helped to plant a tree with the Friends of Creamer’s Field.On Wednesday, May 21st, the Fairbanks Arbor Committee came to City Hall to plant a spruce tree! Our landscaping has been lopsided since our previous spruce tree died and staff was happy to see this new green life in our lawn. The Arbor Committee is pictured here: Mike Musick, Dr. Karl Monetti, Jim Smith, Naomi O’Neal (with “Pink” the Arbor Dog), and Dick Farris. Naomi grew and donated the spruce we are now sporting in front of our building. Thank you Fairbanks Arbor Committee!

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Police Memorial Day

Today the annual Police Memorial Day event was held at the Fairbanks Police Department. Peace officers and the public assembled for a time to remember 67 Alaskan heroes in law enforcement. The event included a Welcome from Deputy Chief Brad Johnson, Invocation by Chaplain Brian Graham, National Anthem sung by David Wilcoxin, Remarks by Senator Mark Begich, and Keynote Speaker Michael Geraghty. The memorial wreaths were places and name plaques unveiled. The US Air Force provided a 21-Gun Salute and Taps was played by Airman First Class Daniel Cadena from the US Air Force. Our very own Officer Nate Werner played Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. Photo credit – Amber CourtneyIMG_1486 (2)


First Work-Based Learning Experience Completed!

Today, May 14, the staff at the Patrick B. Cole City Hall is saying goodbye to Jada Anderson, the first student to participate in the new Work Study Program. Jada is graduating from West Valley High School and will be leaving for the Air Force this summer. We thank Jada for being a hard worker and her outstanding social media contributions while working here the past 10 weeks.

Mayor Eberhart presents Jada with a gold pan with the City seal and thanks her for her time and efforts.
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Council Action Notice – 05/12/14

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of May 12, 2014 click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 05/12/2014

Welcome Alaska Peace Officers Association Conference

Mayor Eberhart welcomes the Alaska Peace Officers Association 2014 Crime Conference to Fairbanks this morning. Improved public safety is Mayor Eberhart’s top priority. The City of Fairbanks is pleased to have these law enforcement professionals gather here during National Police Week. Amber
Photo: Brad Johnson
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Council Agenda Packet – 05/12/14

To view the City Council Agenda for the Regular Meeting of May 12, 2014 click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 05/12/2014

Council Action Notice – 05/05/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of May 5, 2014, click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 05/05/2014

HURRY! The deadline for submitting your Diversity Council Application is Sunday, May 25, 2014!

On March 10, 2014 the Fairbanks City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5939 creating a Fairbanks Diversity Council (FDC).  Mayor Eberhart invites you to serve our community by applying for a seat on this commission.

The purpose of the FDC is to provide a citizens’ forum to the City Council and the Borough Assembly, provide advice and recommendations to promote equal opportunity for all members of the public, serve as a diversity advisory board, and recommend adoption of a Diversity Action Plan. The FDC will consist of 15 voting members, 12 of which will be appointed by the City Mayor and subject to approval by the City Council.  Eight of those 12 members must be residents of the City of Fairbanks.  Three of the voting members will be appointed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Borough Assembly.

To learn more or to apply, visit our Fairbanks Diversity Council page.