Policeman Parley L. Bennett

Policeman Parley L. Bennett

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1927

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Parley L. Bennett

Policeman Parley Bennett was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

He was performing traffic duty when he was approached by a shop owner who informed him that the shop was being robbed. Policeman Bennett was shot as he entered the shop to confront the suspect.

On October 14, 1971, 44 years after Policeman Bennett's murder, officers responded to a call of a man being drunk in public. As they talked to the man he admitted to murdering Policeman Bennett. He was arrested and committed to a state mental hospital where he died five years later.

Policeman Bennett had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 124

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

robbery in progress

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Interesting time-line of events with the killer getting arrested years later after confessing while he was detained. I'm hoping the Bennett family can find peace in knowing your family is never forgotten for Parley's service and sacrifice.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

January 25, 2023

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