Investigator Benjamin Richard Smallwood

Investigator Benjamin Richard Smallwood

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1939

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Benjamin Richard Smallwood

Investigator Benjamin Smallwood was killed in an automobile crash while returning to his office in Chicago, Illinois, after a search for a fugitive.

His vehicle was forced off the road and into a light pole on the Canal Street Bridge, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. He died two days after the crash.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Illinois
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 12, 1939

routine driving

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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