Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin L. Green

Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, February 28, 1981

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Benjamin L. Green

Deputy Sheriff Green,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grant County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2021

I was in Silver City on February 28th, 1981. News of the attack on Deputy Green spread quickly. I left work that afternoon when it was announced on the radio that he had passed. Within minutes the most vivid rainbow appeared just north of town. It seemed like a tribute. I have never forgotten the moment. Rest in peace Deputy Green. God bless you.

Kas Nelson

December 20, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Green.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2020

I was looking R some old photos when I started playing. Little league. In that photo you were not be team you were probAbly my age, 8 or nine. We were on the Bears.
Ernie Christen was our manager.

You had that same smile that just drew people to you. Over the years I can not remember you being bad. Seems like everyone was your best friend.we all viewed by as that warm,always joking person. I remember the article in the Daily Press describing how you had been killed. I found it hard to believe.

Even today, your comes up, your are missed. My brother now lives in your mother's house by Parra's trailer park. Look for me, cancer will claim me soon

Your old friend

Zeke. P Santa Maria
We grew up togeter, played little league, went Cobre High togethed.

March 4, 2018

Benny you are missed daily. Not a day goes by that I don't remember some of your shinanigans with Paul. You were there for us kids back in the '70's and you are watching over us now. I hope you know how much you are still loved. RIH my dear freind.

Megan McGrath-Clark
Dallas County Sheriff Department

Detention Service Officer
Dallas County Sheriff Department

February 21, 2016

I worked with Ben at Venice Police Department in Venice, Florida from 1972-1977 when we both were patrol officers. Ben was a great cop and well liked by everyone on the department. We were friends on and off the job and when we heard of his death in the line of duty all were in shock and saddened by the loss of a dear friend and fellow officer.

Frank Warren patrol officer
Venice PD Florida

October 19, 2015

Thoughts of you today. I miss you. Never forgotten.

Kenny Green

May 15, 2015

Grandpa Ben we love you we never got to meet you RIP grammy is fine she misses u we will remember u forever

love, kijah kellys son and abby and braden kennys stepchildren

abby kijah braden

August 5, 2012

Thanks for your services, Benjamin.


February 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2012

To Kelly and Kenny, It seems like only yesterday that we floated down the Gila river on intertubes, and played on the banks of the river. Its been over 30 years and I still can remember your dads face. What a great man. HE treated me so great camping, hunting and going on rides in his squad car. He was the most upbeat regular guy. I was so sad when I got the news that he had been killed. I never knew how to contact you. I finally found this site.I went on to join the Dallas PD, and I think of your dad often. I just felt the need to tell both of you how sorry I am for your loss after all these years. Best regards, Roman Kilgore , Dallas PD.

Police officer ,Roman Kilgore
Dallas PD, family friend

October 27, 2011

Rest easy Deputy Green. The world needs more brave men like yourself.


January 8, 2011

Yours is a story of which heroism is defined.

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

December 19, 2010

A father of 7 and a hero to them all and a hero to all who he protected,, He just looked like a good man and to read the comments just makes me tear up. Seams to have been a modle human,, God bless..


June 17, 2010

Deputy Green, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 28, 2010

RIP hero, you will be forever missed and always remembered.


November 22, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Green,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the ciitzens of Grant County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 28, 2009

RIP.You will always be lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved you.


September 23, 2008

I never knew Dep Green, but I am an officer in the department that he worked for in Florida. There is a picture of Dep Green on the wall of honor in the department which prompted me to try and find him here and leave a reflection. May God keep you, RIP brother.

Ptlm S Scurek
Venice PD

August 17, 2008

I never had the opportunity to meet you but I know that you must have been a great man and father to your children; my father and my aunts and uncle. Thank you for all you did for everyone. You are missed!

Amanda Stuyvesant

June 24, 2008

Thank you for your dedication to the citizens of New Mexico. The job is sometimes a thankless job, and yet you were willing to perform your duties even if the job meant you would put you in harms way.

May your family, friends and co-workers receive comfort and peace from the almighty Father on this anniversary date of your birth in heaven. I hope they will find some memory of you that gives them a smile and a moment to share it with others.

Rest warrior, your job on earth is done. The members of the thin blue line will carry on in your stead until we are all reunited in heaven. God bless.

APD LEO's wife

February 28, 2008



February 21, 2008

I remember when I first met you
I was seven and you looked like heaven
My mama Cur you loved
Cause she was the one
You called “my dove”
You asked my permission
To marry my Carolyn
Of course I said yes,
Cause you were the best.
Little did we know
That in just a short time
We would be brought back together
For the final time
My heart broke, I did not understand
Why you had to go to Heaven
And sit next to our Makers hand
I will never forget you my handsome Papa
For you are the one who inspired me through the pain
To work for the same people
Who laid you to rest on that cold winter day.

I love you my Papa Ben!!! Not a day goes by that I do not think of you!!

Christine Lindsey
Close family friend

January 7, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

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