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

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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Missing you Dad... Happy Fathers Day !

I Love You ,


Randy Holt

June 21, 2015

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