Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 11 months
Badge # 20
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrol Officer John Dotson was shot and killed by a man he was writing a speeding citation to on Highway 43 in Saraland. His body was found beside his patrol car with the suspect's ticket clutched in his hand.
The 45-year old subject who shot him was apprehended, found guilty of capital murder, and sentenced to life without parole. In 1989 and again in 1992 he received new trials and was sentenced to life without parole each time.
Officer Dotson had served with the Chickasaw Police Department for almost two years. He was survived by his expectant wife.