Patrolman Arthur M. Dorsett

Photo of Patrolman Arthur M. Dorsett
End of Watch: Mon, Aug 6th, 1917
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 41


Patrolman Dorsett was survived by his wife.


Patrolman Dorsett was shot and killed and another officer was wounded when they attempted to arrest a local preacher for stealing a dog. The suspect was arrested the next day.

On October 4, 1917, the last day of the suspects trial, Patrolman Dorsett's wife produced a gun; shot and seriously wounded the suspect in the court room. Court officers subdued her as spectators cried "shoot him again, shoot him again". The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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