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Federal Prohibition Agent Franklin R. Patterson | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

Federal Prohibition Agent

Franklin R. Patterson

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, January 18, 1930

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Prohibition Agent Frankin Patterson and Prohibition Agent Robert Moncure were shot and killed while serving a search warrant at the home of a bootlegger in West Palm Beach, Florida. The suspect opened fire on Agent Patterson in the kitchen and shot Agent Moncure on the front porch. Two other agents at the scene escaped without being wounded. The suspect was arrested 20 minutes later after a brief standoff with local police.

The suspect was acquitted due to a technicality concerning of using a day-time warrant around the time of sunset.

Agent Patterson was survived by his wife and four children.

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Federal Prohibition Agent Robert Knox Moncure
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, January 18, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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Agent Patterson,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agent who was also killed that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 18, 2016

 

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