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Federal Prohibition Agent Oscar C. Hanson | 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

Oscar C. Hanson

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 28, 1928

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Struck by train

Location: South Dakota

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Federal Prohibition Agent Oscar Hanson and Deputy Marshal Edward Flanery, of the United State Marshals Service, were killed when their vehicle was struck by Omaha passenger train No. 80 near Humboldt, South Dakota.

It is believed that the driver of the vehicle could not see the approaching train as a result of a heavy snowfall at the time. The officers were en route from Sioux Falls to Salem and Carthage in order to serve several warrants.

Agent Hanson had served with the Bureau of Prohibition for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and ten children.

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward Franklin Flanery
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 28, 1928
Cause: Struck by train

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Oscar C. Hanson was my mother's great-uncle (her grandfather was his brother, Alfred). She was only four when he died, but she grew up hearing stories about him.

Rest In Peace

Gina Hosey
great-great-niece
October 23, 2016

 

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