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Federal Prohibition Agent William Thomas Lewis | 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

William Thomas Lewis

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

End of Watch: Friday, July 15, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Incident Date: 7/11/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Federal Prohibition Agent William Lewis succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier while after he and another agent arrested two bootlegging suspects near Kinston, North Carolina. Both of the suspects suddenly opened fire on the agents, mortally wounding Agent Lewis.

Both men were apprehended and charged with Agent Lewis' murder.

Agent Lewis was survived by his wife.

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Agent Lewis,
On today, the 88th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
July 15, 2015

 

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