Deputy Sheriff James McBeth Dooley

Deputy Sheriff James McBeth Dooley

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 1926

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James McBeth Dooley

Deputy Sheriff James Dooley was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for beating his wife.

During the arrest the man produced a revolver and shot Deputy Dooley point blank in the chest twice. After Deputy Dooley fell to the ground the man shot him three more times.

He was apprehended but as he was being taken to the jail a mob of angry citizens took control of him, lynched him, and then riddled his body with bullets.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Lynched

domestic, warrant

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I am privileged to be among the first to leave a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

August 11, 2012

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