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Chief of Police Henry Dilmus Hart | Opelika Police Department, Alabama Opelika Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

Henry Dilmus Hart

Opelika Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, February 1, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 11 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Committed

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Chief of Police Henry Hart was stabbed to death at the train station when he asked a man who was interfering with workers to step aside. The man suddenly produced a knife and stabbed the marshal in the neck.

The suspect was declared insane and committed at the state mental asylum. He died at the Bryce State Mental Hospital December 10, 1910.

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Chief Hart,
On today, 132nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Opelika.


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February 2, 2016


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