Police Officer Jackson Pinkston Bennett

Police Officer Jackson Pinkston Bennett

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, April 27, 1936

Jackson Pinkston Bennett

Officer Bennett died after being bitten by a rabid dog while on patrol. Officer Bennett was attempting to capture the dog as part of a county-wide effort to get unlicensed animals off the street. He was diagnosed with rabies too late to be treated, and he succumbed to the illness a little over a month later.

Officer Bennett was survived by his wife and four children. He is buried in the Cool Springs Cemetery near Doerun.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 25, 1936

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April 27, 2017

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