Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Stirling White

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Stirling White

Hinds County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, November 10, 1891

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Benjamin Stirling White

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin White was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two burglary suspects who had blown open a safe in a store in Raymond, Mississippi.

With the assistance of a citizen, Deputy White set out towards Clinton, Mississippi, on horseback in an attempt to capture the two suspects. He located the men at the railroad station in Clinton. As he approached them one of the men opened fire, striking Deputy White in the leg, causing him to bleed to death.

Both men fled the scene. In 1895 a well known outlaw was arrested and tried for Deputy White's murder, but was acquitted due to a lack of evidence.

Deputy White was a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never convicted


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Deputy Sheriff White,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hinds County.


United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2016

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