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Investigator Ralph Ackerman Holt | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government

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Ralph Ackerman Holt

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, October 25, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Alabama

Incident Date: 10/25/1963

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Investigator Ralph Holt and Investigator Joe Cooper were shot and killed while serving a search warrant on the operator of a club in Bibb County, Alabama. The operator was suspected of selling moonshine whiskey at the club. The suspect opened fire on the agents with a .38 caliber handgun as they entered the front door of the business.

The suspect was shot and fatally wounded by other agents who were assisting with the raid.

Investigator Holt was a WWII veteran of the US Navy Air Corps. He had served with the Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two children and was buried in Greenview Cemetery, Florence, Alabama.

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Investigator Joe Brooks Cooper
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Friday, October 25, 1963
Cause: Gunfire

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Happy Fathers Day.. Dad , I love you !

Randy

Randy Holt
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June 15, 2014

 

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