Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Barrett

Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Barrett

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 1920

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Ben F. Barrett

Deputy Sheriff Ben Barrett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a union minor for disorderly conduct. The minor killed him and a non-union minor who came to his aid. A stray bullet hit and critically wounded a small boy.

The subject was shot and killed by a citizen.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On this 100th anniversary of your untimely and heroic departure, we say thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 28, 2020

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