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Hero Down: Collin County Sheriff’s Detention Officer Benjamin Held Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Collin County, TX – Collin County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Detention Officer Benjamin Held died on March 10 due to injuries he suffered during an off-duty motorcycle crash approximately one week earlier.

Details regarding the circumstances of the crash were not immediately released.

Detention Officer Held was flown to a local hospital with “significant head trauma” in the wake of the collision and was placed on life support, the CCSO said in a press release.

He was removed from life support on March 10, but gave the gift of life to others as an organ donor, according to his department.

“If you had the pleasure of knowing Held, you know he was an excellent officer, field-training officer, detention response team member, and a passionate officer who impacted the lives of everyone he met,” the CCSO said. “He will be truly missed.”

Detention Officer Held leaves behind his wife and his 11-year-old son.

A fundraising campaign established to help his family in the wake of their loss has raised more than $9,400 so far.

“We ask the citizens of Collin County to pray for Held’s family, loved ones, friends, and fellow officers as they mourn this devastating loss,” the CCSO said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Collin County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Benjamin Held, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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