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Bennett, Parley L.

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Bennett, Parley L.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: Unknown

Division: Accident Investigation Division

Location: 724 S. Los Angeles St.

Date Killed: Tuesday, January 25, 1927

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Bennett was shot and killed by a robbery suspect. He was performing traffic duty when he was approached by a shop owner who informed him that the shop was being robbed. Policeman Bennett was shot as he entered the shop to confront the suspect.

On October 14, 1971, 44 years after Policeman Bennett's murder, officers responded to a call of a man being drunk in public. As they talked to the man he admitted to murdering Policeman Bennett. He was arrested and committed to a state mental hospital where he died five years later.

Policeman Bennett had served with the Department for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.