Police Officer Jackson Pinkston Bennett

Police Officer Jackson Pinkston Bennett

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, April 27, 1936

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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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Rest in peace Officer Bennett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

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