Detective Matthew A. Dorley

Detective Matthew A. Dorley

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1919

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Matthew A. Dorley

Detective Matthew Dorley was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest.

Detective Dorley and his partner were attempting to arrest three robbery suspects at 6th Street and the Vandalia Railroad yards. A gunbattle ensued, leaving Detective Dorley dead. One of the suspects was shot and killed by Detective Dorley's partner.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

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We owe Detective Matthew Dorley a debt which cannot be paid. Our thanks to him and his family for standing tall in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 23, 2019

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