Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin J. Davidson

Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 1933

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Benjamin J. Davidson

Unbelievably courageous and heroic actions that day by an incredibly brave and dedicated man. Deputy Davidson, no passage of time can ever erase your service and heroic sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

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

November 28, 2020

Mr. Jefferson's statement "This was a MAN!" could not be truer and I thank him for saying it.

It's now been 85 years, Deputy Davidson, and you are STILL earning respect for your heroism and determination to not allow the escape of a cold blooded killer. I find it interesting and frankly, uplifting, that that filth never finished his life sentence and it ended upon another escape attempt.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest remain ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 28, 2018

Deputy Benjamin Davidson was a strong man--pursuing and subduing this escaping prisoner, though shot three times!! This was a MAN!

His assailant is forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

November 28, 2018

Rest in Peace, Deputy Davidson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

Eighty years have passed since Deputy Davidson made the ultimate sacrifice.

The men and women of the Office of the Shawnee County Sheriff welcome the responsibility and opportunity to honor his memory, his commitment to service and ultimate sacrifice. He shall not be forgotten.


Herman T. Jones
Shawnee County Sheriff

November 26, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

A true story of the Warrior spirit and will to win. Sir, through the years your story still echoes with the courage of your actions. Rest in Peace and Glory.


May 15, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, Nh

November 28, 2007

Like a true hero, never quitting till the end!

Deputy S. Kimel
Davie County Sheriffs Office

May 9, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 15, 2006

Great courage that was displayed on that day.

Lt Jereald Wheeler
Southaven Police Department, MS

June 21, 2004

Truly an American hero.

Ofc Brad Garst
Phoenix PD

March 21, 2004

What a hero. Rest in peace, you are not forgotten.

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