Sheriff Ben P. Murray

Sheriff Ben P. Murray

Dimmit County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 6, 1991

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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

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Doc Murray.
Pain. Tears. Loss. Hero. Man. Respect. Best. Leader. Trust.
9th Street. Home. Friend. Confidant. Name. Handshake. Cold Sunday morning. Shock.

My daddy idolized Doc! They worked together when Anderson Butler Ford was thriving. They, as many others, were home grown... no level of wealth or political affiliation kept them from their years of friendship.

Penny L. Stobaugh
Carrizo Springs, Texas - Home

January 5, 2019

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