Champaign cops mark anniversary of officer's death

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Champaign -- Police in Champaign are getting ready to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of an officer who died trying to arrest a bootlegger.

 

The department will hold a memorial service on Saturday afternoon for Thomas Dodsworth, who was killed during a shootout on July 6, 1913.

 

The department's then-chief, A.U. "Al" Keller, was also injured.

 

After the memorial service at the department's headquarters, police plan to have a processional of retired officers. They'll also put a wreath on Dodsworth's grave in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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