Patrolman Sidney J. Benson

Patrolman Sidney J. Benson

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 28, 1917

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Sidney J. Benson

Patrolman Sidney Benson was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to jail.

During the drive the suspect, who was not handcuffed, reached over and grabbed Patrolman Benson's handgun. He then shot him twice in the head and twice in the torso. The suspect fled the scene and was never apprehended.

Patrolman Benson had served with the El Paso Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and one-year-old son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Rest in Peace Patrolman Sidney J. Benson. Thank You for your faithful Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 28, 2016

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