Federal Prohibition Agent Patrick Cleburne Sharp

Federal Prohibition Agent Patrick Cleburne Sharp

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

End of Watch Wednesday, December 5, 1928

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Patrick Cleburne Sharp

Federal Prohibition Agent Patrick Sharp died after being exposed to fumes in a room that contained an old still. He and four other agents had gone to a Texas farm and located the still behind a trap-door in a barn. The basement was filled with toxic fumes know as "black damp" which occurs when a hole in the ground has been sealed up. Officer Sharp was overcome by the fumes and died.

Officer Sharp had been in law enforcement for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Location Texas

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 5, 2011

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