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Deputy Sheriff Ben Wilder | Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Ben Wilder

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, May 29, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Executed in 1892

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Deputy Sheriff Ben Wilder was shot and killed by a 15 year-old boy he had arrested for petty larceny. As he was being escorted to jail the suspect produced a pistol and shot Deputy Wilder through the head, killing him instantly.

The suspect, who was apprehended several days later, was convicted of first degree murder and hanged at the Bibb County Jail in Macon November 30, 1892.

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Time maynhave 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
Texas
May 29, 2015

 

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