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Patrol Officer Benjamin Franklin Strong | Anchorage Police Department, Alaska Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

Patrol Officer

Benjamin Franklin Strong

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/4/1968

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Released after six years

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Officer Benjamin Strong was shot and killed during a stakeout of a liquor store following a rash of holiday robberies.

He was scheduled to be off-duty but had volunteered for the assignment. While in a storage room two suspects entered the store and one detained the clerk while the other started going through the register. Officer Strong made his presence known and a struggle ensued, at which point Officer Strong's shotgun was kicked from his hands. Both suspects were shot and wounded and Officer Strong was shot in the chest. The suspects were captured and sentenced to 99 years in prison, but were released after serving only six years.

Officer Strong had served with the Anchorage Police Department for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife and 2-year-old daughter.

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hi my nameis steven my grandpa always talks about his hero brother benjamin franklin who was killed in the line of dutty on jan 4 1968 in anchorage alaska i would love to get him some info on him and i would like to know more my self thank you

steven strong
grate nephew
August 30, 2013

 

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