Investigator William Lamar Polk

Investigator William Lamar Polk

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

End of Watch Sunday, June 28, 1953

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William Lamar Polk

Investigator William Polk suffered a fatal heart attack while raiding a still in Holmes County, Mississippi, with three other agents.

He and another agent were dropped off to walk through the woods towards the still while the other two agents drove up to the farm house. When the agents arrived at the farm house they arrested one suspect.

When Investigator Polk arrived at the farm house on foot he complained of chest pains. He was immediately taken to a local doctor, but suffered a fatal heart attack. His body was returned to Jackson, Mississippi, for burial.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Mississippi

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On this 67th "anniversary" of your untimely departure we say thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 28, 2020

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