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Police Officer Jackson Pinkston Bennett | Gainesville Police Department, Florida Gainesville Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Jackson Pinkston Bennett

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, April 27, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 3/25/1936

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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.

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81 years ago, you gave your life in service to your community. Your GPD family still remembers you.


Officer Ben Tobias
Gainesville Police Spokesperson
April 27, 2017


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