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Federal Prohibition Agent Roy Walter Shafer | 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

Roy Walter Shafer

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

End of Watch: Monday, June 30, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Location: Indiana

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Federal Prohibition Agent Roy Shafer was killed instantly in an automobile accident on U.S. 52, eight miles south of Lebanon, Indiana.

On Sunday evening, several agents in three vehicles left the bureau's Columbus, Ohio, office to transport prohibition records to its Chicago, Illinois, office. The agents drove through the night without stopping and, at about 6:00 am, the government vehicle Special Agent Shafer was driving left the roadway and crashed into a ditch before hitting a telephone pole. Special Agent Shafer suffered a broken neck and another agent riding with him was seriously injured but recovered.

Special Agent Shafer had served with the Bureau of Prohibition for three years and had previously served as sheriff of Noble County, Ohio. He had been appointed to the office after the murder of Sheriff Charles W. Moore on November 20, 1923 before being elected to two terms. Special Agent Shafer was survived by his wife, son, daughter, three brothers, two sisters and father.

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July 4, 2015

 

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