Sheriff Lawrence Percy Dawson

Sheriff Lawrence Percy Dawson

Dallas County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1925

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Lawrence Percy Dawson

Sheriff Lawrence Dawson was shot and killed by a local farmer while attempting to settle a dispute between him and a power company.

Sheriff Dawson, with three of his deputies, went to the farmer's home to try to settle a controversy over the man's refusal to allow the construction of a transmission line across his property. The farmer met them at the door and without warning opened fire, killing Sheriff Dawson. One of his deputies returned fire killing the farmer.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 26, 2020

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