Detective
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:
Gunfire
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:
Vigo
Incident Township:
Harrison
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute

   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 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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