Federal Prohibition Agent E. Guy Cole

Federal Prohibition Agent E. Guy Cole

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

End of Watch Friday, December 15, 1922

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E. Guy Cole

Federal Prohibition Agent Cole was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the murderers of Prohibition Agent Robert Duff and Special Deputy David Treadway, of the Menifee County Sheriff's Office.

Agent Duff was killed in an ambush while investigating a moonshining gang in the hills of Menifee County, Kentucky. Deputy Treadway was shot and killed the following day while attempting to arrest his killers.

Agent Cole was shot and killed when the posse he was riding with cornered the gang and engaged them in a shootout. The leader of the gang was also killed and six members were arrested.

Agent Cole is survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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It's "Police Week 2013",time set aside to honor the sacrifice of thousands of officers like you who gave their lives in service to their community. Thousands of people will see your name carved in the wall in Washington DC. As we take this week to honor the sacrifices that were made, I wanted to say that you are not forgotten. You are remembered and honored.

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