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photo of Patrolman Bender
End of Watch:   Saturday, October 25, 1947

Patrolman Bender was investigating a traffic accident, in Sanford, when a passing car struck him and left the scene. The person driving the car later surrendered at the sheriff's office.  Patrolman Bender had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 2 years.

His career with FHP began February 15, 1944. He went to recruit school April 9 to April 21, 1945.  He was stationed in Ocala and Sanford.  At the time of his death, he was 44.

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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