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Federal Prohibition Agent Irving Washburn | 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

Irving Washburn

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

End of Watch: Friday, July 13, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New York

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Federal Prohibition Agent Irving Washburn was shot and killed in Albany, New York, during a raid at a drink parlor on Madison Avenue.

After arresting one of the men, at 2:30 am, a group of men came from the establishment and opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Washburn. He was taken to Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds later in the evening.

The shooter was apprehended and charged with murder following Agent Washburn's death.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 7, 2013

 

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