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Federal Prohibition Agent George Hamilton Wentworth | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Incident Date: 11/23/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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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