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Federal Prohibition Agent Charles Bintliff | 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

Charles Bintliff

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

End of Watch: Friday, May 13, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 6887

Cause: Gunfire

Location: South Dakota

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Federal Prohibition Agent Charles Bintliff and Deputy State Sheriff Charles Halpin, of the South Dakota Office of the State Sheriff, 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 who arrived at the man's farm at 1:30 am. The officers split up and Deputy Halpin and Agent Bintliff went to search the man's 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 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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Deputy State Sheriff Charles A. Halpin
South Dakota Office of the State Sheriff, South Dakota
End of Watch: Friday, May 13, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

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