Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob F. Green

Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob F. Green

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

End of Watch Friday, April 1, 1921

Jacob F. Green

Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob Green and Town Marshal William Dunnam, of the Richton Police Department, were shot and killed while raiding a moonshine still near Richton, Mississippi.

Four moonshiners were arrested and charged with their murder. In June 1921 one of the men was convicted and sentenced to death. On July 18th, 1922, the man who was sentenced to death murdered Jailer John Russell, of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, during an escape attempt. The prisoner was also killed in the incident.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Mississippi
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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You did a job that was unpopular and within a few years, almost meaningless, and yet, you had the courage to take on those responsibilities. God Blass you and may your eternal rest peacefull, Brother.

Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 1, 2016

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