Federal Prohibition Agent Murdock E. Murray

Federal Prohibition Agent Murdock E. Murray

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

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1925

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Murdock E. Murray

Federal Prohibition Agent Murdock Murray was killed in an automobile crash in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota while returning to Baudette at the end of his shift patrolling the Canadian border.

His vehicle overturned when he swerved to avoid striking a farmer driving a team of horses. He was taken to his home where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 1:00 am.

Agent Murray had only served with the Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit for 21 days. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Minnesota

routine driving

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 27, 2013

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