P.O. James A. Bender #2958

Name: Bender, James A.
Star: 2958
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 011 District
End of Watch: 10-Feb-1927
Incident Details: Police Officer James Bender, 30, was assigned to the 11th District.

On February 10, 1927, Officer Bender had left a funeral and was walking to his home when two males opened fire on the officer from inside a vehicle.  The offenders, William Gall and Victor Walinski, had been searching for a victim to rob when they saw the officer.  Officer Bender was rushed to German Deaconess Hospital where he died on February 11.

Officer Bender was laid to rest in St. Mary Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife and son.