Deputy Sheriff Benjamin L. Green

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin L. Green

Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, February 28, 1981

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Benjamin L. Green

Deputy Green was shot and killed in an ambush while investigating reports of a prowler with a rifle near Pinos Altos. While Deputy Green and his partner searched around a home the suspect, who was hiding in a tree, shot Deputy Green in the chest with the rifle. Deputy Green was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound later in the day. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested near Clifton, Arizona. The man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Green was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and three stepchildren.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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I was looking R some old photos when I started playing. Little league. In that photo you were not be team you were probAbly my age, 8 or nine. We were on the Bears.
Ernie Christen was our manager.

You had that same smile that just drew people to you. Over the years I can not remember you being bad. Seems like everyone was your best friend.we all viewed by as that warm,always joking person. I remember the article in the Daily Press describing how you had been killed. I found it hard to believe.

Even today, your comes up, your are missed. My brother now lives in your mother's house by Parra's trailer park. Look for me, cancer will claim me soon

Your old friend

Zeke. P Santa Maria
We grew up togeter, played little league, went Cobre High togethed.

March 4, 2018

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