Police Officer Benjamin Benton

Police Officer Benjamin Benton

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, September 22, 1858

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Benjamin Benton

Officer Benjamin Benton was shot and killed as he tried to break up a fight between the suspect and others. The suspect was convicted of murder after Police Officer Robert Rigdon testified in the trial. Officer Rigdon was shot and killed in retaliation of that testimony.

Officer Benton had served with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed on April 7, 1859

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Most of society lives in a world that doesn’t recognize what gives them the comforts they live in. Because of you, and people like you, society can live that way.

You put the badge on to make the community a better place. You put the badge on for justice. You put the badge on to save life. You put the badge on for the principles it represents. The badges didn’t make you a hero, the badge was worn by a hero. To your family, and the generations that followed, thank you for your service. Be proud of this man, I am.

Sergeant Christian Yanchula
Forensic Services
Indian River County Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2022

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