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Federal Prohibition Agent Ernest George Wiggins | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

Federal Prohibition Agent

Ernest George Wiggins

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

End of Watch: Sunday, August 6, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Arrested

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Federal Prohibition Agent Ernest Wiggins was shot and killed 10 miles north of Hugo, Oklahoma, while he and another agent searched the area for stills.

As they approached a home the homeowner's adult son opened fire with a revolver, killing Agent Wiggins. The homeowner also opened fire, wounding the other agent before being killed. The man who shot Agent Wiggins fled the scene but was arrested two days later and charged with Agent Wiggins' murder.

Agent Wiggins was survived by his wife and three children.

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It's now been 94 years. You did a job that was unpopular enforcing a law that in less that 15 years would be meaningless, and yet it was your job and you did it. You're a hero for standing tall and telling all that, "...this is the law of the land and I will enforce it."

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
August 6, 2016

 

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