Chief of Police James H. Benton

Chief of Police James H. Benton

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 22, 1908

James H. Benton

Chief of Police James Benton was shot and killed near his own front door while investigating a report from a woman that a man was trying to kill her.

The subject was wounded by the Chief Benton's son. The subject was arrested, convicted of murder, and hanged.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to the birth state of my son and myself. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 22, 2009

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