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Marshal Burrell E. Dawkins | Ocala Police Department, Florida Ocala Police Department, Florida


Burrell E. Dawkins

Ocala Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 1, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Marshal Dawkins was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in downtown Ocala near Broadway Street and Magnolia Avenue. The suspect was acquitted of murder.

Marshal Dawkins was the elected marshal and had been with the agency for 12 years. He was the fourth black law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in Florida.

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