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Alma mater
Mercy College of DetroitDetroit College of Law (J.D.)


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Benny Napoleon (September 10, 1955 – December 17, 2020) was an American police officer and politician who served as Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, and a 2013 candidate for the office of Mayor of Detroit.



Napoleon graduated from Cass Technical High School. He entered the Detroit Police in 1975, and rose through the ranks. He served as police chief from 1998-2001 under Dennis Archer. In 2004 he was made Assistant Wayne County Executive, and in 2009 he became Wayne County Sheriff.

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Mayoral election

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A Democrat, Napoleon entered Detroit politics in 2013, announcing his intentions to run for mayor in the city's non-partisan primary to replace Dave Bing, who announced he would not seek re-election after the appointment of an emergency manager for the city. During the primary campaign, he referred to himself as a "businessman with a badge" [1]. Napoleon placed second in the primary, and lost the mayoral race to Mike Duggan on November 5, 2013.


In November 2020, it was announced that Napoleon had tested positive for COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan. Napoleon was admitted to a local hospital on November 21 and placed on a ventilator. On December 17, after various sources reported that Napoleon had died, his family released a statement on Facebook that Napoleon remained in stable condition. Napoleon died later on December 17, 2020.


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