Captain George B. Dooley

Captain George B. Dooley

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 21, 1943

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George B. Dooley

Captain George Dooley was shot and killed and his partner was critically wounded by a crazed man at a home at 519 West 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 en 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 WWI. He is buried at Saint Joseph New Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.

Bio

  • 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain George B. Dooley of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

August 21, 2019

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