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Investigator Samuel Leeper | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

Investigator

Samuel Leeper

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 31, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Tennessee

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 10years

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Investigator Samuel Leeper was shot and killed while raiding a still in Marion County, Tennessee, with other agents.

During the raid several family members who ran the still opened fire, killing Investigator Myrick and wounding and another investigator.

Five members of the family were arrested. Three were convicted of murdering Investigator Leeper and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Those convictions were overturned by the Supreme Court. During a second trial the three were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 24, 2013

 

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