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 had 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. He 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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My elderly friend Jo Nell (Johnson) Williams lived for a time in Carizzo Springs working as a waitress in two of the diners. She fondly remembers being addressed by Doc Murry as "Little Maggie".
As has been mentioned so often, everyone was someone to Doc. He took time to actually see who people were and to recognize them personally no matter where they stood on the social ladder.
God rest your soul Doc. I'm looking forward to meeting you in the heavenly one day.

Rod Hankamp, Sergeant
Michigan State Police

January 19, 2023

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