Deputy Sheriff Emma Benson

Deputy Sheriff Emma Benson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 20, 1919

Emma Benson

Deputy Sheriff Emma Benson and Deputy Sheriff Harry Guard were killed when their department vehicle was struck by a trolley car on Telegarph Road.

The two deputies, along with a third deputy, were returning to the jail after delivering a mental patient to a hospital in Norwalk when their Model T was struck.

Deputy Benson was assigned to transporting female prisoners.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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This year (2013) I will be riding in honor of Deputy Sheriff Emma Benson. Each year I ride a bicycle 250 miles in an event known as Law Enforcement United "Road to Hope". We honor the fallen law enforcement officers from past years. This year I will have the privilege to carry her name on an engraved wristband which I will wear each mile.

We ride from Virginia Beach to Washington D.C. over a three day trek. I will stand at the Law Enforcement Memorial wall on May 13, 2013 (Candlelight Vigil) in Washington D.C. with pride in my heart as her name is read aloud. Deputy Benson is praised for her outstanding service to the Los Angeles County. As a fellow law enforcement officer, I say Thanks.

Always Remembered and Never Forgotten!

Private First Class Nicholas L. Barb
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

April 23, 2013

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