Federal Prohibition Agent Albert Lewis Brown

Federal Prohibition Agent Albert Lewis Brown

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

End of Watch Monday, June 9, 1930

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Albert Lewis Brown

Federal Prohibition Agent Albert Brown was shot and killed while making an arrest in Modoc County, California.

He and another agent had just bought four shots of liquor from a filling station attendant. When they attempted to arrest him, the man opened fire with a .25 caliber pistol, wounding both agents.

Despite his wounds, the other agent was able to place Agent Brown in their vehicle and drove him to the local hospital. Agent Brown died while en route to the hospital.

The suspect, 42, was arrested five days later and just two days later he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 years to life in prison. He was paroled on March 20, 1935.

Agent Brown was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1935

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This is my biological grandmothers father. Allegra Brown Mirtoni. I was adopted at birth into a family of medical professionals but ended up in Law Enforcement/Emergency Services. There is something more to the blue blood than people realize. What an honor to have his DNA.

Melissa Jo Wixom-Fisk
Biological Granddaughter DCSO/ CSPD. Colorado

April 23, 2020

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