Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Benjamin Oliver Booth

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 1933

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Reflections for Sergeant Benjamin Oliver Booth

Sgt. Booth,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

June 14, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Booth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2019

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

June 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 15, 2012

I think of your final day every time I drive through the intersection of Business Loop 70 and Rangeline in Columbia. This is the current day intersection of 1933's US 40 and US 63.

Fellow Trooper

June 14, 2009

Sgt. Booth,
On today, the 74th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. It took another three years, but at least one of your murderers finally got the justice that he deserved.



June 14, 2007

GOD BLESS you and your family. Your sacrafice will never be forgotten. Standing on his promise....

J. Lejeune MO Probation and Parole
wife of MO State Trooper

March 14, 2007

Sgt Booth I just wanted to tell you how proud you would have been of your daughter, Owanna. Owanna, who was a small child when you died, will be 80 years old soon. She is such a delightful woman. I am proud to call her my friend and she is so very proud of you.

Sgt. Tom Mann, Retired
Springfield Police Dept., Springfield, IL

August 14, 2005

The first member to be killed in the line of duty. His family was left to fend in the depths of the depression with the $2.50 he had in his pocket when he was killed. He was a husband, father, mentor, and friend who will never be forgotten.

Lieutenant Jim Ripley
Missouri State Highway Patrol

December 18, 2004

No one who gave his life in the line of duty should be without a reflection. Thank you Sergeant Booth for your sacrifice. You'll never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

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

December 14, 2003

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