Night Marshal Benjamin Corner

Night Marshal Benjamin Corner

Clayton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1920

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Benjamin Corner

Night Marshal Benjamin Corner was shot and killed while responding to the sounds of gunshots at the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Jackson Avenue.

The shots were a result of a shootout between Deputy Eugene Conrey, of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, and a suspect. Deputy Conrey was approached by a suspect approximately 1230 AM in the city of Clayton. The suspect attempted to rob him and a gun battle ensued.

Night Marshal Corner was awoken by the gunshots and responded to the scene. He arrived at the scene and found both Deputy Conrey and the suspect wounded. Although wounded, the suspect shot and killed Marshal Corner.

The suspect was able to get into his automobile and escape into the city of St. Louis. Responding officers were able to track the vehicle to a park where the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect and two accomplices were arrested nearby.

The suspect and one accomplice, ages 20 and 25, were convicted of murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery, shots fired

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 21, 2013

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