Winter Garden Police Memorial

Last Update: February 17 2014

William Benton - End of Watch: Saturday, August 22, 1942
Patrolman Benton was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a pool hall after receiving reports of a man with a concealed weapon. When the officers attempted to grab the man he produced a .32 caliber pistol and shot Patrolman Benton below the heart. The other officer was able to arrest the suspect.
Patrolman Benton had been with the agency for only six months but had previous law enforcement experience. He was survived by his wife, five children, and two brothers.

Dalton Fleming - End of Watch: Tuesday, December 1, 1959
Patrolman Fleming was shot and killed while chasing a suspect who had just murdered a citizen during a robbery shortly after 2300 hours. During the foot pursuit the suspect turned and shot Patrolman Fleming in the chest with a .25 caliber handgun. Patrolman Fleming was able to continue the pursuit and, with the help of a citizen, place the suspect in custody. Patrolman Fleming then collapsed and died at the scene. The suspect had just been released after serving one year of a fifteen year sentence for a previous strong arm robbery. Patrolman Fleming had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his wife and two children.