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Deputy Sheriff Benjamin L. Green | Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff

Benjamin L. Green

Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Saturday, February 28, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Green was shot and killed in an ambush while investigating reports of a prowler with a rifle near Pinos Altos. While Deputy Green and his partner searched around a home the suspect, who was hiding in a tree, shot Deputy Green in the chest with the rifle. Deputy Green was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound later in the day. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested near Clifton, Arizona. The man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Green was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and three stepchildren.

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Benny you are missed daily. Not a day goes by that I don't remember some of your shinanigans with Paul. You were there for us kids back in the '70's and you are watching over us now. I hope you know how much you are still loved. RIH my dear freind.

Megan McGrath-Clark
Dallas County Sheriff Department

Detention Service Officer
Dallas County Sheriff Department
February 21, 2016


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