Federal Prohibition Agent James C. Capen

Federal Prohibition Agent James C. Capen

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

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1928

James C. Capen

Federal Prohibition Agent James Capen was shot and killed as he and another officer raided a still near Cumberland, Wyoming. The suspect was granted to permission to retrieve his hat and coat but returned from his house with a rifle and shot Agent Capen in the abdomen.

The other agent returned fire, striking the suspect six times. The agent then took Agent Capen and the suspect to a hospital where they both died.

He was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Wyoming
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 10, 2015

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