Matthew A. Dorley
Terre Haute Police Department
Thursday, January 23, 1919

Age: 52
Served: 18 years, 11 months
Badge #:
Panel 28W, Line 9
Panel L23, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, January 23, 1919
01:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Vandalia Railroad yards, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Killed by police
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute

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

   He and his partner were attempting to arrest three robbery suspects at the Vandalia Railroad yards, near 6th and Tippecanoe streets.

   A gunbattle ensued and Detective Dorley was shot. He was taken to Saint Anthony's Hospital where he died.

   A 20-year-old suspect was shot and killed by Detective Dorley's partner.

   Detective Dorley was survived by his wife and father.

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