Special Agent Leonard Agnew Welty

Special Agent Leonard Agnew Welty

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 1933

Leonard Agnew Welty

Special Agent Leonard Welty died as the result of a blood clot that formed after he suffered an ankle injury while at work in October 1932.

On April 3rd, 1933, he fell down a flight of stairs at Fort McHenry, Maryland, and broke his leg. As he recovered he suddenly died of a blood clot. Doctors believed the clot was from the ankle injury suffered the previous October.

Special Agent Welty was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was survived by his wife and five children. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Location Maryland
  • Incident Date Monday, April 3, 1933

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The youngest of your two living daughters are 90 and 92 and they are the last two people alive that knew you. You were the successful hearing son of two deaf parents, James Leonard Welty and Emma J. Speake Welty who attended Gallaudet College. Your father was a type-setter of the Government Printing Office and your mother, a brilliant women and a member of the experimental group of Co-eds of Gallaudet college in the 1870's. You went on to serve for 30 years in the Naval Service of the United States where upon retirement was appointed an Investigator in the Department of Justice. You were survived by your wife and five children. The youngest was seven at the time of your death. Your grandchildren never knew you but we continue to admire the memory of the person that you were and know that a part of you is in each of us. We are proud to remember you by your service to our country and as a fine husband, father and beloved grandfather.

Ruthann O'Connell

December 6, 2016

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