Police Officer Joseph Daniel Benedict

Police Officer Joseph Daniel Benedict

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1948

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Joseph Daniel Benedict

Officer Benedict was shot and killed at 33rd and Alameda Boulevard as he was investigating a taxi cab robbery. The suspect was later trapped and arrested by police when he kept a date with his girlfriend.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. On July 7, 1949, just two hours before his scheduled execution, he committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor blade.

Officer Benedict had been with the Baltimore City Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide in prison


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Officer Benedict,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 13, 2023

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