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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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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