Federal Prohibition Agent Howard Brooke Oursler

Federal Prohibition Agent Howard Brooke Oursler

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 1932

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Howard Brooke Oursler

Federal Prohibition Agent Howard Oursler was shot and killed and another agent was shot in the foot while attempting arrest a bootlegger in Stillwell, Oklahoma.

The suspect, 26, was arrested and confessed to the murder. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled on July 10, 1941.

Agent Oursler was a World War I veteran.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1941

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Agent Oursler,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Army-especially during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

October 12, 2022

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