Deputy Prohibition Officer Leander M. Cook

Deputy Prohibition Officer Leander M. Cook

West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 15, 1924

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Leander M. Cook

Deputy Prohibition Officer Leander Cook was shot and killed in Van, West Virginia, while attempting to arrest a constable who was wanted for making a false arrest.

Despite being wounded, Officer Cook returned fire and killed the subject. Officer Cook died two days later.

Officer Cook was survived by his wife.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 13, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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not sure of everything being told from what my grandpa told me and my brother. guy r cook was my grandpa

roger l adkins
im guy r cooks grandson

February 27, 2022

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