Constable Dennis O'Donnell

Constable Dennis O'Donnell

Harrison Township Constable's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, July 22, 1912

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Dennis O'Donnell

Constable Dennis O'Donnell was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ of replevin at a man's home over an unpaid bill for two blankets valued at $8.00.

The man opened fire on Constable O'Donnell with a shotgun after the constable pushed past the man's daughter to enter the home.

The subject was arrested and charged with murder. The charges were later dismissed due to a lack of evidence and an important witness who disappeared.

Constable O'Donnell was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charges dropped

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Constable O’Donnell,
On today, the 111th anniversary of your death I would just like t say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harrison Township.


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July 22, 2023

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