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


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

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: 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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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
July 4, 2015


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