After the retirement of Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Ben Meeker was elected sherriff. He is also the father of Kelly Meeker, who becomes a victim at the hands of Michael Myers. Sheriff Ben Meeker is an integral part of Halloween 4, as he attempts to help Dr. Sam Loomis find and destroy Michael.
In the next installment, Ben Meeker returns but has less screen time than in the previous film, and once again attempts to help destroy Michael in order to protect Jamie Lloyd. Towards the end of the film, Michael is locked in a cell, however, a shoot out begins, which allows him to escape and kills Ben in the process.