City Marshal Bentley MacFarland Burnett

City Marshal Bentley MacFarland Burnett

Haleyville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1908

Bentley MacFarland Burnett

Marshal Bentley Burnett was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner jail. Another man approached him from behind and demanded that he release the prisoner.

When Marshal Burnett refused, the man shot him in the head, killing him.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Marshal Burnett,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Haleyville.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2018

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