Police Officer James W. Bennett, Jr.

Police Officer James W. Bennett, Jr.

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 1975

James W. Bennett, Jr.

Officer Bennett and Officer George Copeland were struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic around an accident scene.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Officer Bennett and I were the closest of friends during our boyhood in Groveton, Texas. James and I last saw each other somewhere around 1967 when he went to serve in Vietnam. After all of these years I have finally come to reside in the city where James ended his watch back in September 1975. Over the years I have often thought of our close friendship and childhood together and I often feel that my friendship with James was a contributing factor to the type of positive lifethat I have been able to lead over the past 50 years. Rest well for you are not forgotten!!!

Preston White
Boyhood Friend

April 30, 2015

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