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Federal Prohibition Agent Robert D. Freeman | 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

Robert D. Freeman

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

End of Watch: Saturday, February 8, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Incident Date: 12/29/1929

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Federal Prohibition Agent Robert Freeman succumbed to gunshot wounds received on December 30, 1929, near Yountville, California. Agent Freeman was conducting a raid on a ranch when he began to struggle with the owner as the owner tried to destroy a bottle of liquor. During the struggle the suspect shot Agent Freeman twice.

He succumbed to his wounds two months later. The rancher and the rancher's wife were both arrested in connection with the shooting.

Agent Freeman was survived by his wife and son.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82ndanniversary 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 and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 8, 2012

 

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