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Benjamin Franklin Bish
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Birth: 1863
Death: Jun. 25, 1896
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA



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Colorado Springs (Colorado) Police Department Officer Benjamin F. Bish was shot and killed on Thursday, June 25, 1896 while checking an alley in downtown Colorado Springs. During his check, he observed two men he believed to be burglarizing nearby businesses. Officer Bish found a revolver in one of the men's pockets and began to escort them out of the alley and towards the police station. The other man then pulled out a concealed handgun from under his coat and shot Officer Bish once in the chest. Although mortally wounded, Officer Bish was able to return fire while laying on the ground.

A posse was formed shortly after the incident to search for the suspects. One of the suspects had committed suicide shortly after the incident and the other was arrested and spent the rest of his life in jail.

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Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 0000A 000026 0000WC
 
Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32730242
Benjamin Franklin Bish
Added by: Brad York
 
Benjamin Franklin Bish
Added by: Brad York
 
Benjamin Franklin Bish
Added by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
 
 
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Murdered Officer Remembered
- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Aug. 29, 2010

- Mariah, Joe & Connie
 Added: Apr. 11, 2009

- just me
 Added: Mar. 30, 2009
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