Special Agent Henry Grady Bennett

Special Agent Henry Grady Bennett

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, February 22, 1914

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Henry Grady Bennett

Special Agent Henry Bennett was shot and killed in the Howell Station Transfer Yards (Inman Yard) in Fulton County, Georgia, while attempting to arrest a man stealing brass from a boxcar.

Agent Bennett observed the man break a seal on a boxcar that had just arrived in the yards. After the man entered the car Agent Bennet approached and also entered the car. The subject immediately opened fire on, wounding him twice. Despite his wounds, Agent Bennett returned fire and wounded the man.

Agent Bennett was taken to a hospital in Atlanta where he died the following day. He gave a deathbed statement identifying his killer. The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Agent Bennett was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and five siblings. He was predeceased by one son. His wife died only five months later on July 4th, 1914.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Georgia
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 21, 1914
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

larceny, trespasser

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