Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/22/1858
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Executed on April 7, 1859
Officer Benjamin Benton was shot and killed as he tried to break up a fight between the suspect and others. The suspect was convicted of murder after Police Officer Robert Rigdon testified in the trial. Officer Rigdon was shot and killed in retaliation of that testimony.
Officer Benton had served with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and five children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon