Chief of Police Dalton Toy Garner

Chief of Police Dalton Toy Garner

Hamilton Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 1965

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Dalton Toy Garner

Chief Garner was killed in an automobile accident while returning from an investigation. His patrol car went out of control during a severe thunderstorm. He was thrown from the vehicle and trapped underneath it. He was trapped in a low-area and drowned as a result of flooding from the heavy rains.

Chief Garner, a WWII veteran, served with the Hamilton Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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You were the grandfather that i wished i would have had the chance to meet. I am so honored to call you my grandfather and great grandfather to my kids. Please watch over us from heaven above and keep us safe.

Brandi Lindsey

December 27, 2018

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