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New Orleans Police Dept. Patch
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 13, 1963
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 25 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New Orleans Police Dept. - LA
715 South Broad St  
New Orleans, LA   70119   USA
(504)821-2222
County: Orleans
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA   Tue. Aug. 13, 1963
Summary: Patrolman Benitez was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest two robbery suspects. The suspects, who were being chased by the officers, crashed into a parked car at St. Claude and Anthony Streets. In an exchange of gunfire Patrolman Benitez was shot in the face. Both suspects were arrested minutes later in the downtown area after a shootout with several officers.

Patrolman Benitez's killer was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. The other suspect was sentenced to life.p

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