Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Sidney J. Benson

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 28, 1917

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Reflections for Patrolman Sidney J. Benson

Patrolman Benson, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 2020

While your killer may not have ever faced justice here on earth, he surely faced a higher court and justice at a later time. Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will erase the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 28, 2020

Rest in Peace Patrolman Sidney J. Benson. Thank You for your faithful Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 28, 2016

Sydney had a daughter Francis Benson who was 1 year old when his life was taken from him. Francis who recently passed, spoke of her father with Pride to her children grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She told the story of how Sydney was off-duty and on his way home. When he took a call for another officer that ended his life. Several members of his family have been to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC and Trace his name. His photograph in uniform has house probably hung in our home for 30 years. His great-great-grandson Quest Lee has his badge. He will always be honored and remembered in our family.

Chief Deputy retired
Sparks Nevada Constable's office

April 1, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Patrolman Benson,
Sir, even though it's been over 96 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 9, 2013

Thank you so much for making this tragic story available. Though many years have passed, I am so glad to see his life honored by this Memorial.

Kathryn Embrey Acker
King Cousin

November 24, 2010

On this the 91st anniversary of your death your sacrifice and service are remembered.
Rest in peace as you patrol with St. Michael and all fallen
heroes in heaven.
I am sorry that your killer was never caught. Can hope that he paid his debt in the afterlife.

June 30, 2008

90 years have passed since your brutal and untimely death. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired

August 21, 2007

Patrolman Benson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso.



June 28, 2007

Although the suspect may not have been apprehended here on earth, I assure you that God has caught up with him by now, and justice has been served. Rest in peace Patrolman Benson.

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter of Officer Larry Walters EOW 11-13-74

April 4, 2004

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