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Investigator William Louis Pappan

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

End of Watch Wednesday, December 4, 1935

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Reflections for Investigator William Louis Pappan

My name is Lloyd Pappan, the great nephew of William. He and my grandfather (Keenan) were brothers. I had heard of the killing and had been searching for the information for many years before it came to light. My cousin Danny Jack had informed me that he had news print of the killing. I like others am offended by the lacks prosecutions efforts.

Former Special Agent
Kansas Bureau of Investigation

July 9, 2014

thanks to all for your kind and thoughtful remarks,,,,it means so much to me, as his granddaughter. Because of his bravery , I was robbed of my grandfather. Throughout the last two years , I have learned so much about the man, the hero.....sadly we often forget the men and women who work undercover as federal agents....still in the law enforcement....join me in the "thin blue Light" of remembrance and display a blue light ..on your porch light, your yard ...your Christmas tree...not just in remembrance of these who have given their lives, the ultimate sacrifices, put as a signal to all those who patrol the streets to protect us...a blue light...a beacon of they know we remember their daily walk and fight for our protection....thanks
Claudia Crow Hof
granddaughter of
William Louis Pappan

claudia hof

August 13, 2012

In reference to the remark made by my cousin, whom to date I have not had the honor of meeting. To answer your question,... no justice has not been served. My grandfather, William Louis Pappan, has now been recongnized as a fallen agent. His name has been put on the ATF wall, and on the Memorial in Washington D.c. ..and even this year added to a memorial in New Mexico. But justice If there would be a way for men, even though they are no longer alive , and the "judge" who made the decision to be posthumously charged now, I would do that today if I knew how. If someone knows how to do this, please leave a message and how to contact you. Thank you
granddaughter of Louis Pappan...claudia Hof

claudia hof

August 7, 2012

I had heard of this incident for years and my efforts to learn about it always hit a wall. He was not listed in the ranks of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Oklahoma. My cousin, Danny Jack, said he had a newspaper article about the event and sent it to me. This happened a couple of years before ATF made the presentation.

I regred to say that it appears that justice may not have been served in this case. One man found guilty of manslaughter, one acquited and the other not charged because someone was already serving time for the crime. Reading between the lines that said ::"he was just an indian so we have done enough". For the first time my family is the victim in obviously racially motivated slight. "The only good indian is a dead indial". I was in law enforcement myself for nearly 20 years and am a strong supporter of the law and a strong supporter of equal application of the law. For years it has been rumored that members of my family may have sought more justice in this case and if they did I find myself in full support of their actions even thought it goes against my grain
RIP Great Unkle Lewis, you may have been avenged. I hope so.

Lloyd Pappan
Great Nephew

July 28, 2011

Investigator Pappan,
Sir, it has taken over 75 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.



February 24, 2011

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