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Officer Scotty Lee Bennett | Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

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Scotty Lee Bennett

Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, April 15, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Bennett was shot and killed when he and another officer answered a domestic disturbance. They had answered the first call and after clearing from it left and ate supper. They were called back shortly after 1900 hours. Officer Bennett was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun as he got out of his patrol car. The suspect attempted to commit suicide but survived. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Bennett was survived by his wife and three children.

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We miss you so much, Scotty! I will never forget that day and think of you often. Thank you for being my brother's very best friend! Thank you for always being so sweet, kind, and funny to his little sister. :) We love you and will NEVER forget you! I can't wait to see you again!

Larinda Foust Horton
Your best friend's little sis
April 15, 2014

 

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