Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Federal Prohibition Agent James C. Capen | 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

James C. Capen

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

End of Watch: Thursday, May 10, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Wyoming

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Federal Prohibition Agent James Capen was shot and killed as he and another officer raided a still near Cumberland, Wyoming. The suspect was granted to permission to retrieve his hat and coat but returned from his house with a rifle and shot Agent Capen in the abdomen.

The other agent returned fire, striking the suspect six times. The agent then took Agent Capen and the suspect to a hospital where they both died.

He was survived by his wife and five children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 8 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 10, 2015

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths