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Officer Benjamin F. Bish | Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado


Benjamin F. Bish

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Thursday, June 25, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: One committed suicide

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Officer Benjamin Bish was shot and killed while checking an alley in downtown Colorado Springs.

During his check he observed two men he believed to be burglarizing nearby businesses. Officer Bish found a revolver in one of the men's pockets and began to escort them out of the alley and towards the police station. The other man then pulled out a concealed handgun from under his coat and shot Officer Bish once in the chest. Although mortally wounded, Officer Bish was able to return fire while laying on the ground.

A posse was formed shortly after the incident to search for the suspects. One of the suspects had committed suicide shortly after the incident and the other was arrested and spent the rest of his life in jail.

Officer Bish was a veteran of the Colorado State Militia.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 25, 2015


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