Councilwoman Green to unveil new street sign honoring Ray A. Barker “Sir Friendly C” in West Louisville

January 15, 2021

Louisville–As a dedicated police officer, Ray A. Barker patrolled the streets of Louisville for over 20 years.  He is also known for the impact he made on thousands of young people as the rapping cop, Sir Friendly C.

On Saturday, January 16th, Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) will unveil an honorary street sign in appreciation for his dedication to the community. 

“It is an honor to pay tribute to someone who was out on the streets protecting us and going the extra step to impact our children over these many years,” says Green. “Sir Friendly C’s anti-drug messages have helped so many children and young people see the right path and make an impact with their lives. May this sign remind everyone of his good work in our community.”

Mr. Barker is a native of Louisville and a former US Marine. During his time as a police officer, he began working in the community with youth and young adults in promoting his anti-drug and anti-violence message for thirty years with his non-profit organization—Sir Friendly “C,” Inc. It has spread his anti-drug and anti-violence message to over 100,000 kids throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee.

Sir Friendly C is still making a difference in the community. He is a motivational speaker and is very active in the Man Up organization.

Councilwoman Green will join family and friends of Mr. Barker for a ceremonial sign unveiling at the intersection of Cecil Avenue and West Broadway at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The intersection will be known as “Ray A. Barker, Sir Friendly C Way.”

Social distancing guidelines are encouraged for the ceremony.




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