Special Agent Harry Hampton Elliott

Special Agent Harry Hampton Elliott

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, June 22, 1933

Harry Hampton Elliott

Special Agent Harry Elliott was shot and killed near Oskaloosa, Iowa, after he and another agent stopped a man suspected of transporting liquor.

The man had been convicted of bootlegging twice before. As Special Agent Elliott looked into the back of the car the subject exited the vehicle and opened fire, striking him in the back and neck. Special Agent Elliott's partner was shot five times but none of the wounds were considered serious.

The man who murdered him committed suicide when a posse cornered him in a hay field the following day.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Iowa
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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For my great grandfather Harry H. Elliott is a hero who died in the line of duty. Special agent badge #318. He had 2 sons, a WW2 Battle of the Buldge survivor and a Supreme Court Judge in Iowa. Such admiration and respect to the men in my family is over-flowing, I am very proud of all of them. He would be proud as well of his boys, for they were the men they are because of Harry. God bless you grandpa Elliott.

Tiffani Millard
Faturnal great-granddaughter

June 4, 2018

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