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Lieutenant Benton McLemore | Athens Police Department, Alabama Athens Police Department, Alabama

Lieutenant

Benton McLemore

Athens Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, March 7, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Commited Suicide

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Lieutenant Benton McLemore was shot and killed after responding to the suspect’s house to check on his welfare.

The suspect was known to be mentally ill. When Lieutenant McLemore knocked on the suspect’s door, the suspect shot and killed him with a shotgun. When back-up officers arrived the exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The suspect killed himself before he could be captured.

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We will never forget your sacrifice. RIP.

Sergeant Jason Houston
York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office
March 7, 2015

 

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