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Federal Prohibition Agent Robert E. Duff | 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

Robert E. Duff

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

End of Watch: Saturday, December 9, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

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 Duff was shot and killed in an ambush while investigating a moonshining gang in the hills of Menifee County, Kentucky.

The following day Special Deputy David Treadway was shot and killed while riding with a posse in an attempt to arrest Agent Duff's murderers.

One week later, Prohibition Agent Guy 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 Duff had previously served as jailer of Bath County, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife, five sons, and two daughters.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

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

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
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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