Federal Prohibition Agent Irby U. Scruggs

Federal Prohibition Agent Irby U. Scruggs

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

End of Watch Saturday, April 30, 1921

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Irby U. Scruggs

Federal Prohibition Agent Irby Scruggs was shot and killed following a raid on a still in Knox County, Tennessee.

As he and a sheriff's deputy returned to Knoxville the deputy took offense at an order by Agent Scruggs that none of the seized liquor could be drunk. After Agent Scruggs told the deputy to put away a gun he carried on his lap the deputy shot him. Despite being mortally wounded, Agent Scruggs returned fire and killed the deputy.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6616

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Agent Scruggs,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2021

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