Officer Fred W. Benz

Photo of Officer Fred W. Benz
End of Watch: Sun, Nov 23rd, 1924
Date of Incident: Sat, Nov 22nd, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 21 years
Age: 46


He was survived by his wife.


Special Officer Benz was shot and killed after he and several other officers responded to a burglary call on Amherst Place in the Twelfth District. While the other officers searched the house the suspect jumped from a window, landing next to Officer Benz. When the officer ordered the man to stop the man opened fire, striking Officer Benz in the abdomen. Other officers returned fire, wounding the man before taking him into custody.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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