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Officer Bennie Frank Elrod | Galveston Police Department, Texas Galveston Police Department, Texas


Bennie Frank Elrod

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, March 11, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # 273

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Bennie Elrod was shot and killed in the city jail at 10:00 pm after arresting a husband and wife for fighting at a downtown bar.

While at the jail the un-handcuffed wife grabbed Officer Elrod from behind, pinning his arms. The husband then grabbed Officer Elrod's .45 caliber service weapon and shot him twice at close range. Both suspects were kept in custody after the incident.

Officer Elrod was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Heroes live forever, Officer Elrod, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
March 11, 2013


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