Federal Prohibition Agent James Edmund Bowdoin

Federal Prohibition Agent James Edmund Bowdoin

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

End of Watch Monday, February 16, 1925

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James Edmund Bowdoin

Federal Prohibition Agent James Bowdoin was shot and killed while conducting a moonshining investigation in Caryville, Florida.

He and other agents were searching for stills along the Choctawhatchee River when they discovered a 10 gallon still on a barge. As they were examining the still another boat approached and the occupants opened fire, killing Agent Bowdoin.

The other agents returned fire. One of the three men on the boat was killed and the other two wounded. One of the wounded men was later charged with Agent Bowdoin's murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Federal Prohibition Agent Bowdoin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2019

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