Deputy Sheriff William J. Bender

Deputy Sheriff William J. Bender

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1973

William J. Bender

Deputy Sheriff William Bender was killed in an automobile accident while en route to setup a roadblock at Highway 37 and Highway 309.

The roadblock was being setup as a result of an escape from a nearby jail.

Deputy Bender was survived by his wife, daughter, and son. His son, Trooper William R. Bender, was struck and killed in the line of duty on November 20th, 1982, while serving with the Ohio Highway Patrol.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 19
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

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