Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 10/25/1963
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Suspect: Shot and killed
Investigator Joe Cooper and Investigator Ralph Holt were shot and killed while serving a search warrant on the operator of a club in Bibb County, Alabama. The operator was suspected of selling moonshine whiskey at the club. The suspect opened fire on the agents with a .38 caliber handgun as they entered the front door of the business.
The suspect was shot and fatally wounded by other agents who were assisting with the raid.
Agent Cooper was a US Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division for three years. He is survived by his wife and son.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Investigator Ralph Ackerman Holt