Federal Prohibition Agent Walter Red Tolbert

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

Walter Red Tolbert

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Georgia
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Arrested

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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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