Investigator William Franklin Berry

Investigator William Franklin Berry

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

End of Watch Friday, March 18, 1938

Add to My Heroes

William Franklin Berry

Investigator William Berry was shot and killed while making an arrest in the Suck Creek Mountain range near Chattanooga, Tennessee. During the raid on a local resident who was operating a still at his home the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, killing Agent Berry. The suspect escaped but was tracked down by bloodhounds and arrested approximately 12 hours later.

The suspect, 31, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 60 years to life in Atlanta Federal Prison.

Agent Berry was survived by his wife, four children, mother, three brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation, arrest, Raid

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

This is as close as I'll ever get to knowing my grandfather. My mother, is his youngest daughter. Thank you for being an honorable man.

Jill Robinson

October 9, 2014

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.