Parley L. Bennett
Tuesday, January 25, 1927
Bennett, Parley L.
Serial Number: Unknown
Division: Accident Investigation Division
Date Killed: Tuesday, January 25, 1927
Location: 724 S. Los Angeles
Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect
Bio: Policeman Bennett was shot and killed by a
robbery suspect. He was performing traffic duty when he was
approached by a shop owner who informed him that the shop was being
robbed. Policeman Bennett was shot as he entered the shop to
confront the suspect.
On October 14, 1971, 44 years after Policeman Bennett's murder,
officers responded to a call of a man being drunk in public. As
they talked to the man he admitted to murdering Policeman Bennett.
He was arrested and committed to a state mental hospital where he
died five years later.
Policeman Bennett had served with the Department for 2.5 years. He
was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.