|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1948|
BALTIMORE CITY POLICE OFFICER
SHOT AND KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
MEDAL OF HONOR POSTHUMOUSLY
Off. Benedict and his partner were on routine patrol in the area where several taxicab robberies had occurred. They spotted a cab with a passenger at 33rd Street & Loch Raven Blvd. and stopped the cab to see if everything was ok. As soon as Off. Benedict approached the cab the passenger swung open his door and shot Off. Benedict in the chest. The suspect escaped in a hail of gunfire from Off. Benedict's partner. He was apprehended a week later in the 100 block of S. Washington Street. Off. Benedict was survived by his expectant wife Lillian and 3 sons.
HE IS HONORED ON THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL WALL PANEL 11W LINE 11
WE HONOR HIS MEMORY SO HE IS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
Lillian M. Troch Benedict-Hardesty-Gardiner (1909 - 1976)*
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Plot: St. Edward
Created by: Jdrhook
Record added: Sep 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58825862
God bless you for your courage, bravery and service to the community. Rest in peace brother.|
Added: Sep. 17, 2010