Investigator William Lamar Polk, Sr.

Investigator William Lamar Polk, Sr.

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, Sr.

Investigator Bill 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 farmhouse. When the agents arrived at the farmhouse they arrested one suspect.

When Investigator Polk arrived at the farmhouse on foot he complained of chest pains. He was immediately taken to a local doctor's office in Lexington where he passed away. His body was returned to Jackson, Mississippi, for burial.

Investigator Polk was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, mother, three brothers, and five sisters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Mississippi

alcohol violation

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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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