Investigator Oliver Holmes Cornelius

Investigator Oliver Holmes Cornelius

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

End of Watch Monday, February 20, 1950

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Oliver Holmes Cornelius

Investigator Oliver Cornelius suffered a fatal heart attack while raiding a still approximately six miles south of Featherston, Oklahoma.

He and another investigator had arrested a suspect and were using an axe to destroy a 40-gallon still when he suddenly collapsed.

Investigator Cornelius was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and had served with the Alcohol Tax Unit for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Oklahoma

alcohol violation

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 20, 2012

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