Federal Prohibition Agent George Hamilton Wentworth

Federal Prohibition Agent George Hamilton Wentworth

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

End of Watch Wednesday, November 24, 1926

George Hamilton Wentworth

Federal Prohibition Agent George Wentworth was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner in Berkeley, California.

He and another agent had just bought a carload of liquor in an undercover operation. The agents were driving the suspect to jail when he pulled out a concealed gun and ordered Agent Wentworth to stop the car. When the agent refused to stop the man shot him in the head, seriously wounding him.

Despite being mortally wounded, Agent Wentworth was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Agent Wentworth was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 23, 1926
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya




Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 24, 2011

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