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Fred W. Benz
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1879
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1924
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Officer Fred W. Benz was a Police Officer with the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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 with a handgun striking Officer Benz.

Other officers returned fire, wounding the man before taking him into custody.

Officer Benz was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital where he was pronounced as a result of the gun shot wound to his abdomen at 9:30 PM.

Officer Benz had been with the Saint Louis Police Department for 21 years.

Officer Benz left to mourn his passing his wife Emma (nee Goeddel) Benz of the home at 5959 Page Avenue, and his mother Marie (nee Liebig) Benz.

He was predeceased by his father Gottlieb Benz.

The wake and funeral were held at the George L. Pleitsch Funeral Home located at 5966 Easton Avenue.

Internment took place at the Bethany Cemetery on 11/26/1924. 
Family links: 
  Gottlieb Benz (1835 - 1908)
  Marie C Liebig Benz (1844 - 1924)
  Emma Goeddel Benz (1881 - 1950)*
  Charles Benz (1874 - 1902)*
  Fred W. Benz (1879 - 1924)
*Calculated relationship
Bethany Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section Number 99, Block M, Plot Number 64, Grave Number 1, Regular Depth
Maintained by: Timothy Tumbrink
Originally Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Jan 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32638565
Fred W. Benz
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Fred W. Benz
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Fred W. Benz
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- Timothy Tumbrink
 Added: Jan. 31, 2014
We honor and thank your for your ultimate service.
- Gracie's Grammy
 Added: Feb. 25, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Timothy Tumbrink
 Added: Jan. 31, 2014

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