Sergeant Benjamin Oliver Booth

Sergeant Benjamin Oliver Booth

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 1933

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Benjamin Oliver Booth

Sergeant Benjamin Booth and Sheriff Roger Wilson were shot and killed after stopping two persons suspected of a Mexico, Missouri, bank robbery.

The two murderers escaped after killing the two officers and a 17-month investigation by law enforcement officials followed.

Both suspects were apprehended and one was sentenced to life in prison. The other suspect was executed on December 18, 1936. Neither suspects were involved in the bank robbery and it is unknown why they killed Sergeant Booth and Sheriff Wilson.

Sergeant Booth was survived by his wife, a seven-year old daughter, and an eight-year-old son. He was a Freemason and is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Sergeant Booth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2019

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