City Marshal Bentley MacFarland Burnett

City Marshal Bentley MacFarland Burnett

Haleyville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1908

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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.

The 35-year-old suspect, who claimed self defense, was tried and acquitted. He died two years later.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

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