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Sergeant Maxwell Robert Dorley | Providence Police Department, Rhode Island Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

Sergeant

Maxwell Robert Dorley

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 384

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 4/19/2012

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Sergeant Max Dorley was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole on Admiral Street, near Huxley Avenue, as he responded to a disturbance call at approximately 9:20 am.

Two vehicles in front of him pulled to the side, however a third vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of him, causing him to swerve. His vehicle left the roadway and struck the pole head-on, causing the pole to break in half and fall on the patrol car. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Sergeant Dorley had served with the Providence Police Department for 16 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Today May 11, 2013 I ran the National Police Week 5K in Washington DC. Maxwell Robert Dorley was the officer on my bib. I ran for I man today that I never met but wanted to read about him and what a wonderful man he was. God Bless his family and keep them safe.

DFC Maria Orlandi
Howard County Police Dept.
May 11, 2013

 

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