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

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

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I am privileged to be among the first to leave a reflection Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 16, 2012

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