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Officer Henry H. Raley | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida


Henry H. Raley

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, November 29, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Henry Raley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two drunk men near Davis Street and Forsyth Street.

As he walked one of the men towards a store to call for a wagon he was confronted by a group of the man's friends. The group demanded that the suspect be released. One of the men in the mob shot Officer Raley. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Raley was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and had been with the Jacksonville Police Department for only 6 weeks. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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We will never forget... May you continue to rest in peace Officer Raley.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
November 29, 2012


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