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Federal Prohibition Agent Thomas Bright Lankford | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Incident Date: 5/25/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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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