Detective Benjamin F. "Bennie" Cravatt

Detective Benjamin F. "Bennie" Cravatt

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, July 16, 1954

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Benjamin F. "Bennie" Cravatt

Detective Cravatt was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to stop a robbery in progress. Detective Cravatt and his partner were staking out a grocery store when robbers entered. As Detective Cravatt entered the store he exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Detective Cravatt was fatally wounded. Members of the hold up team were apprehended.

One suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair January 18, 1956.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1956

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Det. Cravatt,
On today, the70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oklahoma City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 16, 2024

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