Federal Prohibition Agent Horace Thorwaldson

Federal Prohibition Agent Horace Thorwaldson

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

End of Watch Sunday, December 19, 1926

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Horace Thorwaldson

Federal Prohibition Agent Horace Thorwaldson was killed in an automobile accident near Fresno, California, while en route to Raisin City while conducting an investigation. During the drive he braked to avoid another car, causing his car to go out of control and roll over. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. His wife, who was riding with him, was injured in the accident.

Agent Thorwaldson had served with the agency for six years and had previously served with the Fresno County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. He held the position of Sheriff from 1915 to 1919. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. 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

December 19, 2011

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