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 agency 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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Thank you to everyone who has written on my father’s page here. Thank you for thinking about him and keeping his memory alive. Thank you for your prayers for him.

His daughter, Jo ♥️

May 14, 2021

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