Sheriff Benjamin Branch

Sheriff Benjamin Branch

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, April 29, 1786

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Benjamin Branch

Sheriff Benjamin Branch died after falling from his horse while collecting the county's taxes.

The accident occurred between the county courthouse and his farm, Willow Hill.

Sheriff Branch was a Virginia Militia veteran of the Revolutionary War. He had served as sheriff for two years and had previously served as a justice of the peace for three years prior to the Revolutionary War. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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Rest in peace Sheriff Branch. Two-hundred plus years ago you sacrificed your life for honesty, dignity and integrity.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 22, 2021

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