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Patrolman Sidney J. Benson | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Sidney J. Benson

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 28, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/28/1917

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Never apprehended

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Patrolman Benson was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to jail. During the drive the suspect, who was not handcuffed, reached over and grabbed Patrolman Benson's handgun. He then shot him twice in the head and twice in the torso. The suspect fled the scene and was never apprehended.
Patrolman Benson had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and one-year-old son.

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Patrolman Benson,
Sir, even though it's been over 96 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 9, 2013

 

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