Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob P. Brandt

Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob P. Brandt

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 1926

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Jacob P. Brandt

Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob Brandt and Federal Prohibition Agent Walter Mobray were shot and killed at a farm in Taylor County, Florida, 15 miles west of Perry.

The agents had gone to the home to serve a search warrant as part of an alcohol investigation. As the agents began searching the man retrieved a shotgun and pistol and opened fire on them, killing both.

The man was arrested, confessed to the crimes, and convicted of first-degree murder. He died in prison in 1947.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7587

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

alcohol violation, search warrant

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Seeing these reflections from others brings tears to my eyes. As a descendant of Jacob, our family is deeply grateful for his legacy of bravery, honor, and duty. He was also known to be an equally honorable and loving family man. We are honored to be his descendants and thank the ATF and ODMP for maintaining this page so his family members can see how his actions continue to inspire. Thank you all for your own service and commitment. And for honoring our (great) grandfather.

Terra Knudson
Great- Granddaughter

October 24, 2021

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