Deputy Sheriff John Henry Bending
Scioto County Sheriff's Office
Ohio
End of Watch: Sunday, April 8, 1928

Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, April 8, 1928
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Not available

Sheriff's Deputies Bending and Green Willis responded to a battery call where two suspects were wanted for stabbing another citizen. When the deputies arrived on the scene, they failed to hear warnings from another deputy that both suspects were armed. Both deputies were ambushed before they could get out of their car. Deputy Bending was shot in the head, and killed instantly. Deputy Willis was shot in the abdomen and died three years later from the injuries he sustained in this incident.

Deputy Bending had been with the agency for five years and is survived by his wife.


Related Line of Duty Deaths Deputy Sheriff Green Willis
Scioto County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Wednesday, September 23, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire
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