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Town Constable Benjamin A. Martin | Moweaqua Police Department, Illinois Moweaqua Police Department, Illinois

Town Constable

Benjamin A. Martin

Moweaqua Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, February 1, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Constable Benjamin Martin was shot and killed by a restaurant proprietor he was attempting to arrest on a warrant for illegally selling liquor.

When Constable Martin told the man he was under arrest, he replied, ''Come and get me.'' As he started around the counter to do so, the man raised a shotgun and fired both barrels, killing Constable Martin instantly.

The suspect was found guilty of Constable Martin's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison on December 6, 1902.

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Constable Martin's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-08-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
April 8, 2017

 

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