Atlanta, GA Police Department

The History of the Atlanta Police Department Motorcycle Unit

1911 *James L. Beavers elected chief ,August 11; police department acquires first motorized vehicles; motorcycles and auto patrol wagons

Atlanta police motorcycle officer Roy Watson Dooley was critically injured December 4, 1979. Officer Dooley was en route to answer a call for help from a MARTA police officer when he collided with a vehicle that had pulled into his path causing him to also strike a parked vehicle. Officer Dooley died December 6, 1979 from massive head and internal injuries. He served most of his career on the motorcycle squad with his brother, Benjamin Charles Dooley, and worked a brief stint with the bureau’s flying squad.

Atlanta Police Officer Roy Waton Dooley
Atlanta Police Officer Roy Watson Dooley
Atlanta police motorcycle officer Roy Watson Dooley

Information and Photos provided by the Atlanta, GA Police Department and Information and photos of Officer Roy Watson Dooley provided by the Family of Officer Roy Watson Dooley.  I wish a special Thank You to the family.