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Investigator William Franklin Berry | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

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William Franklin Berry

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

End of Watch: Friday, March 18, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Tennessee

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Investigator William Berry was shot and killed while making an arrest in the Suck Creek Mountain range near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

During the raid a suspect opened fire with a shotgun, killing Agent Berry. The suspect escaped but was tracked down by bloodhounds and arrested approximately 12 hours later. He was convicted of second degree murder and sent to prison.

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This is as close as I'll ever get to knowing my grandfather. My mother, is his youngest daughter. Thank you for being an honorable man.

Jill Robinson
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October 9, 2014

 

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