Deputy Sheriff Allen F. Bennett

Deputy Sheriff Allen F. Bennett

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 20, 1953

Allen F. Bennett

Deputy Bennett disappeared while chasing a bootlegger in a wooded area. He had stopped at another deputy's home to ask the other deputy to assist him but the deputy was not home. He left the deputy's house and was never seen again.

His body was found in the woods several days later. A suspect was arrested on July 20, 1954, near Wilson, North Carolina. He was convicted of his murder and was released after serving 20 years.

Deputy Bennett was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Richland County Sheriff's Department for 3 months. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released after 20 years

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