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Deputy State Sheriff Charles A. Halpin | South Dakota Office of the State Sheriff, South Dakota South Dakota Office of the State Sheriff, South Dakota

Deputy State Sheriff

Charles A. Halpin

South Dakota Office of the State Sheriff, South Dakota

End of Watch: Friday, May 13, 1927

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy State Sheriff Charles Halpin and Federal Prohibition Agent Charles Bintliff, of the United States Treasury Department, were shot and killed near Redfield, South Dakota, while attempting to arrest a man who had wounded another federal agent one week earlier.

Deputy Sheriff Halpin and Agent Bintliff were with two other officers and they arrived at the man's farm at 1:30 am. The officers separated and Deputy Halpin and Agent Bintliff went to search the barn.

As the two searched the barn, the man opened fire on them with a shotgun, striking Agent Bintliff in the chest and Deputy Halpin in the abdomen. Both men were killed instantly. The suspect fled but committed suicide after a posse of 400 men surrounded him later in the day.

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Federal Prohibition Agent Charles Bintliff
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Friday, May 13, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 13, 2015

 

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