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Sheriff Charlie I. Bennett | Dooly County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Dooly County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff

Charlie I. Bennett

Dooly County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, May 9, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/7/1913

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Charlie Bennett was shot and mortally wounded by a man he attempted to arrest for murdering his neighbor.

When Sheriff Bennett and his posse cornered the suspect and demanded his surrender, his answer was a bullet which knocked the sheriff from his horse. As he fell he returned fire, killing the suspect. Sheriff Bennett, wounded in his abdomen, died two days later.

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Sheriff Bennett was my great grandfather. Thank you so much for doing this. You don't often see such kindness.

Madeleine Bennett Ioannou
U.S. Dept. of State (Ret)
June 8, 2016

 

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