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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If there were just one thing that I would want people to know about Ben, few others cared as much as Ben did about everyone he served and everyone around him. Ben, You've made a positive difference in my life, and I know others that appreciate your kindness too.

Carrizo Springs became a different world without your presence. And for all those who you cooked dinner for year after year, I thank you for going above and beyond what is required for someone who had so much to do for so many good people.

Soon my family will return to Maverick Co., a short distance from Carrizo Springs, where I will continue to help the people of Texas.

Si Dios está dispuesto

Deputy "Narc"
Sheriff's Office

July 18, 2021

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