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Investigator William Edward Smith | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

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William Edward Smith

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, December 25, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Location: Kansas

Incident Date: 8/11/1937

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Investigator William Smith succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on August 11, 1937, while chasing bootleggers in Mulberry, Kansas.

As they pursued the vehicle the steering gearbox on their car malfunctioned and the vehicle went into a ditch and overturned. He suffered serious head injuries that ultimately lead to his death on Christmas Day.

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