Chief of Police Henry Dilmus Hart

Chief of Police Henry Dilmus Hart

Opelika Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, February 1, 1884

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Henry Dilmus Hart

Chief of Police Henry Hart was stabbed to death at the train station when he asked a man who was interfering with workers to step aside. The man suddenly produced a knife and stabbed the marshal in the neck.

The suspect was declared insane and committed at the state mental asylum. He died at the Bryce State Mental Hospital December 10, 1910.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Committed

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Chief Hart,
On today, 132nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Opelika.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2016

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