Investigator Ralph Ackerman Holt

Investigator Ralph Ackerman Holt

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 1963

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Ralph Ackerman Holt

Investigator Ralph Holt and Investigator Joe Cooper were shot and killed while serving a search warrant on the operator of a club in Bibb County, Alabama. The operator was suspected of selling moonshine whiskey at the club. The suspect opened fire on the agents with a .38 caliber handgun as they entered the front door of the business.

The suspect was shot and fatally wounded by other agents who were assisting with the raid.

Investigator Holt was a WWII veteran of the US Navy Air Corps. He had served with the Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two children and was buried in Greenview Cemetery, Florence, Alabama.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the last day I saw you, You were just coming out of the local barber shop. Mother, Randy and I were in the car as she had just picked me up from school. We waved at each other as we passed by you standing at the doorway. That memory plays in my mind so many, many times and even after all these years it is still so vivid. My heart still hurts for you everyday..........

Donna H Day

October 26, 2018

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