Investigator William Joseph Jackson, Jr.

Investigator William Joseph Jackson, Jr.

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

End of Watch Tuesday, March 8, 1938

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William Joseph Jackson, Jr.

Investigator William Jackson was shot and killed along Route 17 in Camden County, North Carolina, while pursuing a vehicle with suspected bootleggers.

He and a Norfolk police officer who had been detailed to the Alcohol Tax Unit had followed the car from South Mills, North Carolina, north on Route 17 toward the Virginia line. The occupants of the vehicle opened fire with a shotgun approximately three miles before the line, striking Investigator Jackson.

The pursuit continued into Virginia as the officers and suspects exchanged shots from their moving cars. The car that the officers were in was struck in the radiator and became disabled.

Both men were arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Investigator Jackson was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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My grand father Charles Lunford Jackson was the brother of William Joseph Jackson Jr. I never new Joe, as I was born in 1943, but had a good relationship with granddaddy Jackson. He was guite a guy. Would like to here from Nancy and more about her grand father.

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November 17, 2013

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November 17, 2013

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