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 Highway 17 in Camden County, North Carolina, after stopping a vehicle occupied by two known bootleggers.

Investigator Jackson and a police officer from Norfolk, Virginia, had followed the car across the state line while conducting surveillance. The officers had received a tip that they pair would be transporting illicit whiskey.

As Investigator Jackson exited his vehicle the two men immediately opened fire, killing him. Both men were convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison.


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  • Tour Not available
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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

Skip Jackson

November 17, 2013

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