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Federal Prohibition Agent Wesley Allen Fraser | 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

Wesley Allen Fraser

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

End of Watch: Monday, January 2, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Minnesota

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Federal Prohibition Agent Wesley Fraser was shot and killed while supervising the seizure of a still and other bootlegging materials at a home on Fifth Avenue South in South St. Paul, Minnesota. The raid had taken place two weeks earlier and Agent Fraser returned to finish the seizure. When the homeowner learned that Agent Fraser was there he went to the scene and shot him twice. Agent Fraser was able to crawl outside and died en route to the hospital. The suspect turned himself in and was charged with first degree murder.

Agent Fraser had served with the Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, not even 84 years. How nice that your family is able to memorialize you in this site.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 2, 2012

 

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