Sheriff Charlie I. Bennett

Sheriff Charlie I. Bennett

Dooly County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1913

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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 that 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.


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Incident Details

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

murder suspect

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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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