Benjamin Hawkins “Benny” Berry

Photo added by Stephen Kent Walker

Benjamin Hawkins “Benny” Berry

  • Birth 2 Aug 1909 Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 1967 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 34074913

Benny Berry was the son of James W. Berry and Alma Fincher. He married Gladys Lorene Berry and together they had a son James D. Berry. At one time Gladys and Benny had a diner on Burnet Rd, in Austin, Texas. After that they both were employed by the Travis County Sheriff's Office, Benny as a Deputy and Gladys as a Dispatcher. On Feb. 1, 1967, Benny went to a home on Grover Avenue to serve a warrant. After identifying himself he entered the residence. He was immediatley shot in the heart and died at the scene. The call of "Officer Down" was recieved at the Sheriff's office by his wife Gladys. He was buried with full honors.


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  • Created by: Stephen Kent Walker
  • Added: 21 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34074913
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Hawkins “Benny” Berry (2 Aug 1909–1 Feb 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34074913, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Kent Walker (contributor 6825634) .