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Deputy Sheriff William J. Bender | Marion County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Marion County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

William J. Bender

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, July 2, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # 19

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

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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.

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Trooper William R. Bender
Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio
End of Watch: Saturday, November 20, 1982
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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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.
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GOD Bless

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July 4, 2015

 

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