Detective Bennett W. Dorman

Detective Bennett W. Dorman

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, November 1, 1915

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Bennett W. Dorman

Detective Dorman was shot and killed while pursuing a robbery suspect. Other officers shot and killed the 21-year-old suspect the same day when he ran and refused their order to stop.

Detective Dorman was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Detective Dorman, it has been 107 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 1, 2023

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