Captain George B. Dooley

Captain George B. Dooley

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 21, 1943

George B. Dooley

Captain George Dooley was shot and killed and his partner was critically wounded by a crazed man at a home on 5th Street.

The shooter had been removed from a mental institution months earlier by his sister, who called that day to report that her brother was armed and threatening to shoot her and himself. Captain Dooley and Patrolman Leroy Brown responded as backup. However, the responding officers' patrol car was struck on route leaving Captain Dooley and Patrolman Brown without assistance. When they arrived at the scene, the suspect shot both officers as they crossed the grounds and then barricaded himself in the house. Captain Dooley was killed instantly; Patrolman Brown was seriously injured. The suspect was forced from the house with tear gas and shot to death in a gunfight with police.

Captain Dooley had served with the agency for nearly 30 years and had previously served with the United States Army during World War I. He is buried at Saint Joseph New Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 29 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 66th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 62 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2009

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