Investigator William Louis Pappan

Investigator William Louis Pappan

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

End of Watch Wednesday, December 4, 1935

William Louis Pappan

Investigator William Pappan and a private investigator were shot and killed while inspecting beer licenses at a club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Two men approached and assaulted them as they spoke to the bouncer. As the struggle moved outside both investigators were beaten and fatally shot.

Investigator Pappan had served with the Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit for only four months and had previously served with the Tulsa Police Department. He was survived by his wife wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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My name is Lloyd Pappan, the great nephew of William. He and my grandfather (Keenan) were brothers. I had heard of the killing and had been searching for the information for many years before it came to light. My cousin Danny Jack had informed me that he had news print of the killing. I like others am offended by the lacks prosecutions efforts.

Former Special Agent
Kansas Bureau of Investigation

July 9, 2014

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