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Federal Prohibition Agent Lamar Watson York | 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

Lamar Watson York

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

End of Watch: Saturday, April 12, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1932

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Federal Prohibition Agent Lamar York was shot and killed on Brooks Court, NW, an alley behind Armstrong High School at First Street and P Street, NW.

He had observed the men in a car loaded with whiskey and was blowing a whistle in an attempt to get the attention of a policeman when he was shot.

The three subjects were found guilty of his murder. One the three was eventually exonerated but the other two were sentenced to death. Both killers were executed on June 29th, 1932.

Prohibition Agent York had served with the United States Bureau of Prohibition for approximately three years. He was survived by his wife and three young children.

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We buried your 3rd son, Charlie yesterday. Here's to you great grand pop you had wonderful sons.

Sheila York
great daughter-in-law
November 3, 2013

 

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