Sheriff John B. Benham

Sheriff John B. Benham

St. Francois County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 1880

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John B. Benham

Sheriff John Benham was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest.

Sheriff Benham was survived buy his wife and four children. He was a Civil War Veteran having served both sides. Captain Benham deserted the Union Army in 1864 and joined Clardy's Battalion, Missouri Calvary, with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 18, 2011

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