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Investigator Elvis Wesley Myrick | 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

Elvis Wesley Myrick

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 3, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Location: Alabama

Incident Date: 11/13/1939

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Not available

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Investigator Elvis Myrick succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on November 13th, 1939, while he and other agents raided a still near Panola, Alabama.

As they approached the still several suspects began to flee. One of the men ran directly towards Investigator Myrick, who attempted to arrest him. A struggle ensued as the man attempted to take Investigator Myrick's gun. As they fought for control of the gun it discharged twice, striking Investigator Myrick in both legs.

The suspect was then arrested by other agents. He was convicted in federal court of assault and sentenced to five years of probation.

Investigator Myrick's condition continued to worsen and he died as a result of his wounds on April 3rd, 1940.

Investigator Myrick was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 3, 2012

 

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