Roll Call of Honor

Bennett, Deputy James M.

End of Watch: 07/14/1911

Agency: Chelan County Sheriff’s Office

County: Chelan County

Deputy Bennett was accidentally shot with his own gun when the gun fell from its holster and discharged. Deputy Bennett and Deputy Frank Sinclair were travelling to a farm to serve a warrant on a sheepherder who had been grazing his sheep on another farmer’s land. During the trip, Deputy Bennett dismounted his horse to get a drink from a spring several miles north of Chelan. As he leaned over his .38 caliber Colt revolver fell from the holster and discharged. Deputy Bennett sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and died at the scene.

Deputy Bennett served with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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