Federal Prohibition Agent James Edmund Bowdoin

Federal Prohibition Agent James Edmund Bowdoin

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

End of Watch Monday, February 16, 1925

James Edmund Bowdoin

Federal Prohibition Agent James Bowdoin was shot and killed while conducting a moonshining investigation in Caryville, Florida.

He and other agents were searching for stills along the Choctawhatchee River when they discovered a 10 gallon still on a barge. As they were examining the still another boat approached and the occupants opened fire, killing Agent Bowdoin.

The other agents returned fire. One of the three men on the boat was killed and the other two wounded. One of the wounded men was later charged with Agent Bowdoin's murder.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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THANK YOU "PISTOL PETE" FOR YOUR SERVICE IN LIVING THE LIFE YOU BELIEVE SO DEARLY IN! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH OUR LORD.

REST EASY ALSO KNOWING YOUR TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE 10 GA.'s WERE BROUGHT BACK TO YOUR HOME OF ALABAMA AND ARE BEING DISPLAYED ALONG WITH NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS ABOUT YOUR HERO'S LIFE.
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