Federal Prohibition Agent Thomas Bright Lankford

Federal Prohibition Agent Thomas Bright Lankford

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

End of Watch Wednesday, May 26, 1926

Thomas Bright Lankford

Federal Prohibition Agent Thomas Lankford was shot and killed while conducting an investigation in Springfield, Illinois.

Agent Lankford had been left to guard a still in the early morning hours as agents continued raids at other locations. Unaware that their still had been raided, a car that contained liquor appeared. As Agent Lankford questioned the driver he was shot and mortally wounded.

When other agents returned to the scene they took him to a hospital where he died the following day.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 25, 1926
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 26, 2015

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