Patrolman Alexander N. Benedict

Patrolman Alexander N. Benedict

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 3, 1939

Alexander N. Benedict

Patrolman Benedict was accidentally shot and killed while investigating a burglary. With his gun drawn he slipped on some ice, causing his weapon to discharge, striking him in the head.

Patrolman Benedict had been with the agency for ten years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 233

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Especially now that the serial numbers exceed 10,000, all whose watch ended too early should never be forgotten. We who were lucky enough to retire and live on really appreciate these reminders of those
whose tragically didn't.
Serial# 3370

Det. Guy Peter

February 3, 2018

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