Police Officer Benjamin Louis Short

Police Officer Benjamin Louis Short

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, March 25, 1994

Benjamin Louis Short

Officer Short was shot and killed when he intervened in a bar fight while off-duty at the Tropical Hut Lounge at 14925 Livernois.

Officer Short intervened in the fight after observing one of the fighters produce a handgun.

He is survived by his wife and two-month-old son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

off duty

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Ben I often think about the friendship, talks and laughter. I miss you my friend. I will never forget you! Mark

Sgt. Mark Young
Detroit Police Department

December 28, 2011

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