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Federal Prohibition Agent E. Guy Cole | 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

E. Guy Cole

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

End of Watch: Friday, December 15, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Kentucky

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Federal Prohibition Agent Cole was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the murderers of Prohibition Agent Robert Duff and Special Deputy David Treadway, of the Menifee County Sheriff's Office.

Agent Duff was killed in an ambush while investigating a moonshining gang in the hills of Menifee County, Kentucky. Deputy Treadway was shot and killed the following day while attempting to arrest his killers.

Agent Cole was shot and killed when the posse he was riding with cornered the gang and engaged them in a shootout. The leader of the gang was also killed and six members were arrested.

Agent Cole is survived by his wife.

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Federal Prohibition Agent Robert E. Duff
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, December 9, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

Special Deputy David George Treadway
Menifee County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky
End of Watch: Sunday, December 10, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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It's "Police Week 2013",time set aside to honor the sacrifice of thousands of officers like you who gave their lives in service to their community. Thousands of people will see your name carved in the wall in Washington DC. As we take this week to honor the sacrifices that were made, I wanted to say that you are not forgotten. You are remembered and honored.

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