Deputy Sheriff Benjamin F. Wilder

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin F. Wilder

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, May 26, 1892

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Benjamin F. Wilder

Deputy Sheriff Ben Wilder was shot and killed by a 15-year-old boy he had arrested for petty larceny.

As he was escorted to jail, the suspect produced a pistol and shot Deputy Wilder through the head, instantly killing him.

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

Deputy Wilder was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and four brothers.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

arrest, juvenile offender

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Deputy Sheriff Wilder,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bibb County.


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May 29, 2022

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