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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Officer Benton,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore.


United States Border Patrol

September 22, 2018

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