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

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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 21, 2011

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