Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Chief of Detectives Ben L. Bolton | Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Detectives

Ben L. Bolton

Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, December 5, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/3/1935

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Chief Bolton died of a gunshot wound he received while attempting to stop a group of inmates from escaping from the jail. As Chief Bolton reached for his weapon, he was shot in the face. He died two days later from his wounds.

Three of the fugitives were captured and three were killed while resisting arrest.

Chief Bolton had served with the Muskogee Police Department for 13 years, and was survived by his wife and three children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 5 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
December 5, 2014


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2015 Deaths


ODMP is participating in the CrowdRise Giving Tower Holiday Challenge, an annual fundraising competition that runs from November 24th through January 7th and raises millions of dollars for charity.

Participating organizations rally supporters to raise as much as possible for their cause. Every charity keeps the money they raise and the organizations that raise the most receive prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. The Challenge goes through the entire holiday season, including #GivingTuesday, and is designed to help organizations of all sizes gain awareness, recognition, and money for their cause.

close this message