Lieutenant Benton McLemore

Lieutenant Benton McLemore

Athens Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 1969

Add to My Heroes

Benton McLemore

Lieutenant Benton McLemore was shot and killed after responding to the suspect’s house to check on his welfare.

The suspect was known to be mentally ill. When Lieutenant McLemore knocked on the suspect’s door, the suspect shot and killed him with a shotgun. When back-up officers arrived the exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The suspect killed himself before he could be captured.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Commited Suicide


Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Rest in peace Lt. Mclemore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.