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County Policeman Benjamin Manning Owens | Horry County Police Department, South Carolina Horry County Police Department, South Carolina

County Policeman

Benjamin Manning Owens

Horry County Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, September 18, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Policeman Ben Owens was shot and killed during a raid on a whiskey still near Murrells Inlet.

Federal officers with Policeman Owens arrested five men at the still. All five suspects were charged with Policeman Owens' murder and placed in the county jail. At their trial they all denied firing the fatal shot and were acquitted.

Policeman Owens was survived by his wife and several children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 18, 2012

 

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