Federal Prohibition Agent Joseph Owen

Federal Prohibition Agent Joseph Owen

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

End of Watch Wednesday, September 6, 1922

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Joseph Owen

Federal Prohibition Agent Joseph Owen succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier in a shootout with moonshiners near Kosciusko, Mississippi.

The agents were ambushed while raiding a still and Agent Owen was critically wounded. The other agents were able to return fire and wounded the two brothers who operated the still. Both were arrested and charged with murder.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Mississippi
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 22, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and may you always rest in peace knowing that your fellow law enforcement will always remember and thank you.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 6, 2020

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