Officer
William Edward Dolby
Indianapolis Police Department
Saturday, July 14, 1906

Age: 40
Served:
Badge #:
Panel 28W, Line 9
Panel L13, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Electrocuted
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, July 14, 1906

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Kentucky Avenue and the White River Bridge, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Officer William Dolby was electrocuted while using a call box to make his hourly report.

   As he inserted his key into the call box, it malfunctioned and electrocuted him. His partner ran to him, then notified headquarters from another call box and upon returning, Officer Dolby was dead. The cause of the malfunction was never determined.

   Officer Dolby was survived by his wife and two children.


The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.


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