Sheriff Charlie I. Bennett

Sheriff Charlie I. Bennett

Dooly County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1913

Charlie I. Bennett

Sheriff Charlie Bennett was shot and mortally wounded by a man he attempted to arrest for murdering his neighbor.

When Sheriff Bennett and his posse cornered the suspect and demanded his surrender, his answer was a bullet which knocked the sheriff from his horse. As he fell he returned fire, killing the suspect. Sheriff Bennett, wounded in his abdomen, died two days later.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 7, 1913
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sheriff Bennett was my great grandfather. Thank you so much for doing this. You don't often see such kindness.

Madeleine Bennett Ioannou
U.S. Dept. of State (Ret)

June 8, 2016

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