Special Agent Eugene Joseph Pearce

Special Agent Eugene Joseph Pearce

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

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1932

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Eugene Joseph Pearce

Special Agent Eugene Pearce succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two months earlier in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

He and two other agents were patrolling the roads when they observed a suspected liquor runner. They pursued the vehicle for 12 miles before forcing it off of the road. One of the men fled on foot with Agent Pearce in pursuit.

During the ensuing struggle, Agent Pearce was shot in the left arm and suffered major nerve damage. The wound formed a blood clot which caused his death.

Agent Pearce had served with the Bureau of Prohibition for at least three years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, two brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Louisiana
  • Incident Date Friday, December 18, 1931
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, vehicle pursuit

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 9, 2012

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