Trooper Leroy C. Bender

Trooper Leroy C. Bender

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1947

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Leroy C. Bender

Trooper Leroy Bender was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Sanford while assisting with removing a vehicle from a ditch on West 1st Street. The vehicle's mirror struck Trooper Bender in the head, causing a fatal injury. The driver later turned himself in and was charged with technical manslaughter.

Trooper Bender had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 2 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Turned self in

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Rest in peace Trooper Bender.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2020

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