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Revenue Agent S. Creed Cardwell | United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue - Division of Revenue Agents, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue - Division of Revenue Agents, U.S. Government

Revenue Agent

S. Creed Cardwell

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue - Division of Revenue Agents, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, October 7, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Tennessee

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Revenue Agent Creed Cardwell, Deputy Collector Stephen Mather, and Chief Deputy Revenue Collector Joe Spurrier, were shot and killed in an ambush in Lincoln County, Tennessee, while en route to investigate reports of an illegal liquor still. They were ambushed as they were riding their horses down a remote trail. The agents were able to return fire and one of the suspects was also shot and killed.

Deputy Collector Mather was killed at the scene. Other agents were able to take the two wounded agents to a local doctor where Agent Cardwell died later in the day. Chief Deputy Spurrier was taken to his home in Nashville where he succumbed to his wounds three weeks later.

Revenue Agent Cardwell was survived by his wife, children and sister.

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Deputy Collector Stephen D. Mather
United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Friday, October 7, 1892
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Collector Joe L. Spurrier
United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, October 27, 1892
Cause: Gunfire

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Agent Cardwell,
On today, the 123rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to and your fellow Officers for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 7, 2015

 

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