Jailer Bentura Bencomo

Jailer Bentura Bencomo

Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, April 2, 1921

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Bentura Bencomo

Jailer Bencomo was killed by two juvenile prisoners, ages 14 and 17, during an escape attempt. Jailer Bencomo was sleeping on a bed in the jail when one of the escapees struck him in the head with an axe.

Both suspects were captured near Hanover a short time later. Both suspects were convicted of Jailer Bencomo's murder and hanged on January 20, 1922.

Jailer Bencomo had been with the agency for 12 years and is survived by his wife and twelve children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Axe
  • Offender Executed in 1922

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Your heroism and service is honored on this 91rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminisher respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 2, 2012

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