Special Agent Raymond L. Ezzell

Special Agent Raymond L. Ezzell

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

End of Watch Monday, July 27, 1931

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Raymond L. Ezzell

Special Agent Raymond Ezzell was shot and killed in Fort Worth, Texas, while attempting to make an arrest.

At 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 1931, Agent Ezzell were waiting for a suspect to drive into the alley with a load of liquor. As the suspect arrived Agent Ezzell walked to the side of the automobile. The suspect fired and wounded Agent Ezzell in the hand.

Agent Ezzell and the suspect shot each other simultaneously. Agent Ezzell shot the suspect in the heart and the suspect shot him in the head. Agent Ezzell slumped forward, dropping his pistol inside the car. The suspect died at the scene and Agent Ezzell died at 10:10 p.m. after arrival at the hospital.

Agent Ezzell was survived by his wife and daughter. He was reportedly buried in Buckholts in Milam County. He had been employed as a Temple city policeman in 1930 and had been employed as a federal prohibition officer for about 10 months.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender susoect killed

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