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Officer Benjamin F. Hagan
Jacksonville Police Department
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 10, 1917
Location of Incident: W. Union Street and Johnson Street
Weapon Used: Firearm
Suspect Info: Unknown, shot and killed

Detective Hagan was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was in the act of committing an armed robbery at the intersection of Union Street and Johnson Street. Detective Hagan was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Detective Hagan's brother, Officer Napoleon Hagan, had been shot and killed in the line of duty on September 22, 1913, while also serving as a member of the Jacksonville Police Department. 

Detective Hagan was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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