Special Agent John G. Finiello

Special Agent John G. Finiello

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

End of Watch Friday, September 19, 1930

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John G. Finiello

Special Agent John Finiello was shot and killed while conducting a raid on a brewery in Elizabeth, New Jersey, with several other agents from the Philadelphia Office. The agents had taken several men prisoner in the brewery's boiler room when they were surprised by a gunman who opened fire, killing Agent Finiello.

The suspect then escaped through a secret tunnel in the brewery. The man was arrested in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey where he was charged with murder.

Agent Finiello was survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Jersey
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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