Officer Francis Weldon Bennett

Officer Francis Weldon Bennett

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1964

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Francis Weldon Bennett

Officer Francis Bennett was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to catch a speeder.

Another vehicle moved into his path and he swerved to avoid hitting hit, causing his car to strike a guardrail. He was ejected from the cruiser and crushed by it.

Officer Bennett was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served the Dallas Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1753
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

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