Village Marshal Benjamin Lewis "Ben" Carpenter

Village Marshal Benjamin Lewis "Ben" Carpenter

Newaygo Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, July 23, 1963

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Benjamin Lewis "Ben" Carpenter

Marshal Benjamin Carpenter was killed in an automobile accident when he attempted to stop a speeding car on Croton Road.

The officer lost control of his patrol car and went off of the roadway on a sharp curve and struck a tree head-on.

A children's playground was built in honor of and named after Marshal Carpenter in September 1963.

Marshal Carpenter had served as village marshal for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, and a foster son.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 8

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

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