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

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

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, July 14, 1906
03:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Kentucky Avenue and the White River Bridge, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   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, son and daughter.

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