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Deputy Sheriff William Dobson | Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff

William Dobson

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, March 1, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/29/1912

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff William Dobson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while arresting a man who was impersonating a constable.

As Deputy Dobson removed the badge the man was wearing the man pulled out a handgun and shot him four times. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Deputy Dobson had served with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children and is buried in Holy Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum, Tuscon, Arizona.

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Deputy Sheriff Dobson,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pinal Country.


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March 1, 2017


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