Deputy Sheriff James M. Bennett

Deputy Sheriff James M. Bennett

Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1911

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James M. Bennett

Deputy Sheriff James Bennett was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon fell from its shoulder holster and discharged, striking him in the chest.

He and another deputy were en route to serve a warrant on a sheepherder who had been grazing his sheep on another farmer's land. During the trip Deputy Bennett dismounted his horse to get a drink from a spring several miles north of Chelan. As he leaned over his .38 caliber Colt revolver fell from the holster and discharged.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Chelan County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Deputy Sheriff Bennett,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chelan County.


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July 14, 2021

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