Federal Prohibition Agent Richard W. Jackson

Federal Prohibition Agent Richard W. Jackson

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 1920

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Richard W. Jackson

Federal Prohibition Agent Richard Jackson was shot and killed by moonshiners in Taylor County, Georgia.

Agent Jackson and two other agents had arrested the suspects for the illegal moonshine operation.

While attempting to take the suspects to jail two suspects approached the officers and demanded the moonshiners be released.

When the agents refused, gun battle ensued. Agent Jackson was shot in the exchange of gunfire and transported to Reynolds,
Georgia, where he died of his injuries. One of the suspects was killed by the other agents.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6384

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Georgia
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One suspect killed one wounded

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