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Oct. 25, 1972
Caucasian Male / 43 yrs. of age
Parma Heights Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Oct. 25, 1972
Sergeant Bennett was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery. The two suspects were dressed as police officers and were taking a woman hostage as they fled the bank. Sergeant Bennett arrived at the robbery scene as one of the suspects and the hostage exited the rear door. The suspect and Sergeant Bennett exchanged fire and both were fatally wounded.
The other suspect was captured at the scene. In 1941 he was sent to prison for killing a man in Cleveland and was paroled in 1968. He was convicted of Sergeant Bennett's murder and sentenced to 102 years in prison on May 3, 1973.