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Federal Prohibition Agent Walter Red Tolbert | 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

Walter Red Tolbert

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 22, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Arrested

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Prohibition Agent Walter Tolbert was shot and killed following a raid of a still five miles south of Harlem, Georgia. As he and two county officers approached the still they were spotted by several suspects, who fled the scene. After the agents destroyed the still and headed back to their vehicle they were ambushed by the suspects who had fled the still. Agent Tolbert was struck in the heart and killed instantly.

Six suspects were arrested and one of them confessed to shooting Agent Tolbert.

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A hero may fall but never is forgotten. RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 22, 2012

 

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