Lionel Benjamin was second in command of the RI State Police as Major and Executive Officer. Enlisted in 1958, he moved to the detective division in 1965 and four years later, transferred to intelligence, where he was a member of N.E. State Police Crime Intelligence System as a senior officer. Promoted from Corporal to Captain in four years, he graduated from the FBI’s National Academy. He was also active in Boy Scouts, Little League, and Pop Warner sports, he was inducted into Wanskuck Boys Club Hall of Fame and honored by the state volunteer firemen.