Chief of Police Benjamin Franklin Townsend

Chief of Police Benjamin Franklin Townsend

Parkton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1951

Benjamin Franklin Townsend

Chief of Police Benjamin Townsend was struck and killed by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad passenger train No. 78.

He was conducting a foot patrol of the railroad tracks at approximately 11:00 pm when he was struck 70 feet north of the town's highway crossing.

Chief Townsend was survived by his wife, son, grandson, and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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