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Officer Francis M. Doyle | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Francis M. Doyle

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Friday, December 29, 1871

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/29/1871

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Acquitted

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Officer Francis Doyle was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to force entry into a home at 339 Maryland Avenue while conducting an investigation. Officers had gone to the home earlier in an attempt to recover a stolen watch and were held off by the suspect's wife. When the officers returned the forced the door open but were immediately fired at by the woman. Officer Doyle was struck in the chest and killed instantly.

The woman was charged with murdering Officer Doyle but acquitted at trial.

Officer Doyle was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Civil War. He had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for five years and was survived by his wife and three children. He was buried at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

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To "Related to Maria Shea" posted on March 27, 2013, I am interested in receiving the 8 page report regarding the death of Officer Francis M. Doyle. Mrs. Shea was my great grandmother and I am interested in learning more about this terrible incident.

Eternal rest grant unto Office Doyle and let perpetual light shine upon him.

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October 14, 2014

 

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