Sergeant Maxwell Robert Dorley

Sergeant Maxwell Robert Dorley

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Thursday, April 19, 2012

Maxwell Robert Dorley

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 384

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Bobby, The 19th of April is right around the corner, and the hands of time has reminded your family of our lost once again.
Bobby, you have left a vacuum and an . empty space in your family hearts.Sometimes I feel like I will receive that call from you, But with no calls. I!m face with reality, that you are in heaven with the Lord.
Love you always.your Mot.


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