Patrolman Ben James Franklin

Patrolman Ben James Franklin

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, January 10, 1992

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Ben James Franklin

Officer Franklin died after suffering a heart attack while breaking up a fight at a high school basketball game.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 108

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Ben James Franklin of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 10, 2022

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