Special Agent Asa Hawkins

Special Agent Asa Hawkins

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, December 20, 1930

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Asa Hawkins

Special Agent Asa Hawkins was shot and killed near Maysville, North Carolina, while he and another prohibition agent searched for moonshiners.

The two agents encountered four men, one of whom had escaped from the North Carolina state prison camp the previous year while serving a sentence for second degree murder. A gun battle ensued in which Agent Hawkins was killed and the other agent was wounded.

All four men were arrested and held in connection with Agent Hawkins' murder.

Agent Hawkins was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Agent Hawkins,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

December 20, 2020

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