Federal Prohibition Agent Posie Lester Flinchum

Federal Prohibition Agent Posie Lester Flinchum

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

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 1930

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Posie Lester Flinchum

Federal Prohibition Agent Posie Flinchum was shot and killed in Goldsboro, North Carolina, while he and three other agents were pursuing a vehicle suspected of transporting liquor. The agents had been chasing the vehicle for approximately two miles when the occupants began shooting at the officers. One of the shots struck Agent Flinchum, who was driving, in the forehead. The vehicle then crashed, injuring the other three agents.

The suspects fled the scene but were arrested within several days.

Agent Flinchum was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Grand dad Posie Flinchum you are a hero always. You are remembered by your family and also by many agents who continue to do what you did, Protect and Serve! Trying to make the world a safer place to live. I am proud of you grand dad and honored to be your grand daughter. Posey Lester Flinchum you’re remembered always.

Linda Patricia Flinchum Miskiewicz
Grand daughter

November 29, 2019

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