Deputy Sheriff Shane Ronald Bennett

Deputy Sheriff Shane Ronald Bennett

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 2002

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Shane Ronald Bennett

Deputy Shane Bennett was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy as he and several other deputies responded to a home invasion call where shots had been fired.

At least five gang members had broken into the home and were holding a woman and her two-month-old child. Dispatchers who heard shots notified the responding deputies who attempted to enter the home when they arrived. During the exchange of gunfire, two of the suspects were shot and killed, and Deputy Bennett was accidentally shot in the head by another deputy who was positioned behind him. Deputy Bennett was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

All three of the remaining suspects were apprehended within 24 hours and charged with capital murder in connection with Deputy Bennett's death. The suspect who planned the home invasion was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife, 20-month-old daughter, parents, and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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I am not sure why, but you are heavy on my mind right now. I remember you picking on me in school and of course I picked back. Your smile sticks out to me the most though as I am sure that all that knew you would agree with me on that. Maybe God has put in on my heart to pray for your family, so that is what I will do. I remember talking with you at our 10 year class spoke of your wife and daughter. I do not recall the details of the conversation, but I do remember you telling me how much you loved them. I am honored to have known you even though our time was brief, you were still my friend...thank you for the smiles and laughs. Today, I will remember you and pray for your family and loved ones.

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August 16, 2018

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