Deputy Sheriff Ben Wilder

Deputy Sheriff Ben Wilder

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 29, 1892

Ben Wilder

Deputy Sheriff Ben Wilder was shot and killed by a 15 year-old boy he had arrested for petty larceny. As he was being escorted to jail the suspect produced a pistol and shot Deputy Wilder through the head, killing him instantly.

The suspect, who was apprehended several days later, was convicted of first degree murder and hanged at the Bibb County Jail in Macon November 30, 1892.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1892

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Time maynhave passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 29, 2015

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