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 near Herman Park. 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

alcohol violation, vehicle pursuit

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Granddad Posie Lester Flinchum is a hero always. He not only took care of his family but tried to take care of others thru his job as an Agent. I’m so proud of you grandpa and proud to be you grand daughter. I love you grandpa. You was killed years before I was born, but I feel like I know you through my dad, your son John Samuel Flinchum.

Linda Patricia Flinchum
Grand daughter

March 31, 2024

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