Chief of Police John M. "Mood" Dooley

Chief of Police John M. "Mood" Dooley

Boaz Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, September 27, 1918

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John M. "Mood" Dooley

Chief Dooley was stabbed to death by a former policeman who he defeated in an election for the position of police chief.

Chief Dooley was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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Not much is known of Chief John Moody Dooley, except he was killed in the line of duty. Regardless, he deserves our recognition and honor. We are grateful for his stand in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 27, 2018

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