Agent Roscoe H. Hargett

Agent Roscoe H. Hargett

Florida State Beverage Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1955

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Roscoe H. Hargett

Agent Roscoe Hargett was shot and killed following the arrest of a man for making moonshine. After transporting the man to jail, Agent Hargett and his partner returned to the scene to supervise the towing of the man's vehicle, which contained the moonshine. While on the scene the wife of the man they arrested drove by and opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Hargett.

The woman who killed Agent Hargett served only one year in the county jail.

Agent Hargett had served with the agency for only six months. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Served only 1 year

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

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