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City Marshal Ben J. Hill | Blossom Police Department, Texas Blossom Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Ben J. Hill

Blossom Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 19, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/18/1902

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1902

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Marshal Ben Hill died from gunshot wounds received the previous day while attempting to arrest a man for firing a gun at an outside church festival. During the arrest the man shot Marshal Hill three times.

The suspect was convicted of Marshal Hill's murder and was executed on December 19, 1902.

Marshal Hill was survived by his wife and three children. He was buried at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Blossom, Texas.

The badge displayed on his memorial was Marshal Hill's actual badge.

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Ben Hill was a relative of my Family on my mothers side. I have his marshalls badge and the newspaper article about his death.

Fire Capt. Glen Slay
November 27, 2011


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