Special Deputy Marshal Hugh Boyd Bennett

Special Deputy Marshal Hugh Boyd Bennett

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Hugh Boyd Bennett

Special Deputy Marshal Hugh Bennett died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty at the Orrin G. Hatch United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Special Deputy Marshal Bennett was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in law enforcement for 26 years. Prior to joining the United States Marshals Service he had served with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office and the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, stepchildren, and brother.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Utah
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I served with Hugh at the sheriffs office, we were patrol deputies. Then it transitioned into the Unified Police Dept Greater Salt Lake.

Hugh served as an operator on the SWAT team and finally as a Crossing Guard Coordinator. He loved his job almost as much as he loved his wife candy. I know because her sister is my friend.

RIP Hugh, you are missed.

Sgt Whiteman

November 17, 2021

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