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Deputy Sheriff James M. Bennett | Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

James M. Bennett

Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, July 14, 1911

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Age: 38

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Deputy Sheriff James Bennett was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon fell from its shoulder holster and discharged, striking him in the chest.

He and another deputy were en route to serve a warrant on a sheepherder who had been grazing his sheep on another farmer's land. During the trip Deputy Bennett dismounted his horse to get a drink from a spring several miles north of Chelan. As he leaned over his .38 caliber Colt revolver fell from the holster and discharged.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Chelan County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Deputy Sheriff Bennett,
On today, the 106th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chelan County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 14, 2017

 

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