Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
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Sergeant Donald Benson was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to serve a court order for an emergency mental health evaluation. As the two deputies approached the suspect's home, the man opened the door and fired a small caliber handgun, fatally wounding Sergeant Benson.
The other deputy returned fire and wounded the suspect in the abdomen. The man was taken into custody and committed to a state hospital.
Sergeant Benson had served with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office for 8 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.