Federal Prohibition Agent Otto P. Butler

Federal Prohibition Agent Otto P. Butler

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

End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 1929

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Otto P. Butler

Federal Prohibition Agent Otto Butler was shot and killed after he and another agent arrested a man in Cushing, Oklahoma, for selling liquor out of his barber shop.

After the arrest Agent Butler walked into the rear of the store where he was confronted by the suspect's wife. The woman shot Agent Butler several times, who then ran to the front of the store and shot and wounded Agent Butler's partner. A passing deputy sheriff arrested the woman. Agent Butler was transported to Cushing Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The two suspects were later acquitted of all charges based on a technicality that the federal warrant was invalid.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Agent Butler,
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 10, 2019

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