Town Marshal William M. Dooley

Town Marshal William M. Dooley

Hartwell Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 1883

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William M. Dooley

Marshal Dooley was shot and killed by a suspect who had attacked him earlier in the day for arresting one of this friends. A man was arrested, tried for murder, and found not guilty. The case was never solved.

Marshal Dooley was survived by his wife and ten children. He was a Confederate Civil War Veteran who served as a private with the 9th Georgia Infantry, Company A.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Captain Dooley, I just wanted to say that I appreciate the sacrifice you made in an effort to maintain the line that separates the monsters from the innocent. I wanted to state again, how honored I am to have descended from you. Saving A Hero’s Place is currently constructing an honor chair for you. It will be placed in the police department for all to see, so that they may know the sacrifice you made was not in vain.

Corporal Rick Carter
Hartwell Police Department

January 14, 2019

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