Sheriff Ben P. Murray

Sheriff Ben P. Murray

Dimmit County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 6, 1991

Ben P. Murray

Sheriff Ben Murray was stabbed to death by two suspects who went to his home to seek revenge as a result of a previous arrest the sheriff made on one of them. The suspects stabbed him in the chest several times with a butcher's knife and shot him once in the head.

One of the suspects was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Sheriff Murray had served as Sheriff for almost 20 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to death

Most Recent Reflection

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So many years have gone by, But it feels like it was only yesterday.
Two cowards took your life. I wish they would have given me a chance to take there's but they were both Cowards they gave up.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Or the day you asked me if I wanted to go to the academy. Today 2016 I am still very grateful for the chance that you gave me.

Investigator R. Mendoza
Dimmit County Sheriff dept.

May 19, 2016

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