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

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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. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sent to prison.

Agent Berry was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

alcohol violation, arrest

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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
Grandaughter

October 9, 2014

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