Police Officer Max Dorley
Providence Police Department, Rhode Island
End of Watch: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: April 19, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr.
Providence Police Department
325 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 272-3121
Police Officer Max Dorley was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole on Admiral Street as he responded to a disturbance call at approximately 9:20 am.
Two vehicles in front of him pulled to the side, however a third vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of him, causing him to swerve. His vehicle left the roadway and struck the pole head-on, causing it to break in half and fall atop the patrol car. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Dorley had served with the Providence Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS) – A Providence police officer was killed in a crash Thursday morning.
Officer Max Dorley was responding to a call to assist another officer when he swerved to avoid a car on Admiral Street near Providence College.
His cruiser, which had its lights and sirens on, slammed into a telephone pole.
Dorley died a short time later.
He was 42 years old and a 15-year veteran of the department.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.