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

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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Officer Cook,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of West Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, i wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 15, 2016

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