Federal Prohibition Agent Jesse R. Johnson

Federal Prohibition Agent Jesse R. Johnson

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

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1921

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Jesse R. Johnson

Federal Prohibition Agent Jesse Johnson was ambushed and shot to death by moonshiners in Saline County, Arkansas.

He and other agents had just finished raiding a still and were processing the prisoners when he was shot from ambush. He was rushed to a hospital in Little Rock where he died the following day.

One suspect was arrested and confessed to murdering him.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 20, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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Agent Johnson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2021

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