Sheriff Benjamin F. Irey

Sheriff Benjamin F. Irey

Chester County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 1887

Benjamin F. Irey

Sheriff Benjamin Irey was struck and killed by a train while en route to serve a warrant.

He was struck as he crossed a set of tracks while switching trains.

Sheriff Irey had started his first term as sheriff on the previous day. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Sheriff Irey,
On today, the 129th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chester County.


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January 3, 2016

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