Sheriff Benjamen McLean

Sheriff Benjamen McLean

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, February 9, 1866

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Benjamen McLean

Sheriff Benjamen McLean died from wounds he received from a beating he took trying to arrest two horse thieves at night on the north side of Sidney Square.

Sheriff McLean had served for three years with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. He had been a salesman before becoming Sheriff. He was survived by his wife and six children.

Sheriff McLean is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Sidney, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

robbery

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Benjamen McLean of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 9, 2024

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