Federal Prohibition Agent Walter Chapman Mobray

Federal Prohibition Agent Walter Chapman Mobray

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 1926

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Walter Chapman Mobray

Federal Prohibition Agent Walter Mobray and Federal Prohibition Agent Jacob Brandt were shot and killed at a farm in Taylor County, Florida, 15 miles west of Perry.

The agents had gone to the home to serve a search warrant as part of an alcohol investigation. As the agents began searching the man retrieved a shotgun and pistol and opened fire on them, killing both.

The man was arrested, confessed to the crimes, and convicted of first-degree murder. He died in prison in 1947.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

alcohol violation, search warrant

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