Chief of Police Benjamin Franklin Townsend

Chief of Police Benjamin Franklin Townsend

Parkton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1951

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Benjamin Franklin Townsend

Chief of Police Benjamin Townsend was struck and killed by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad passenger train No. 78.

He was conducting a foot patrol of the railroad tracks at approximately 11:00 pm when he was struck 70 feet north of the town's highway crossing.

Chief Townsend was survived by his wife, son, grandson, and two brothers.


  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Townsend.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 26, 2019

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