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Special Agent Dale F. Kearney

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1930

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Reflections for Special Agent Dale F. Kearney

His death is beleived related to dissappearence of Raymond Sutton in 1930


December 10, 2023

Agent Kearney,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

July 6, 2020

While no suspects were ever identified your assailants surely faced a much higher court and justice at a later time in a different place. Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

Prohibition Agent Kearney is the subject of a ten year research effort by authors B.Lee Charlton and Chuck Hornung (See Trail of Shadows: The Unsolved Murders of Prohibition Agents Dale Kearney & Ray Sutton. McFarland Publishing Inc.: North Carolina, 2019) Sutton was murdered near Raton NM (August 28, 1930) six weeks after Kearney's death by interrelated crime families. One of Dales's two daughters married a son of Prohibition Investigator Willard Ellsworth Lukens (1897-1983), an assigned responder to the Aguilar murder crime scene. Sutton had been working the Kearney case also before his own murder.

B. Lee Charlton, DEA Sr. Intel Spec.
X-FBI SA (62-67); DEA (1976-2009)

August 26, 2019

Officer is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder County Colorado


October 14, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

Thankyou all for your kind words about my Grandfather Dale Kearney. I never knew him but both my grandfathers were ATF agents and worked together in Colorado at the time. My mother's father died in the line of duty, a hero in my eyes. My fathers dad W. E. Lukens stayed on until he retired in the 50's . Thankyou so much for recognizing their service. may God bless you all.

Bob Lukens

March 5, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year 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 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 Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2012

Special Agent Kearney, today marks the 78th anniversary of your murder while doing your job. You took on an unpopular law and no matter how you personally may have felt about it; it was the law and your job to enforce it. It’s sad that it cost you your life and took you from those who loved you. We can only hope that those responsible faced true justice for their crimes, if not in this life, then in the next. YOU are a hero, not only for your service with the ATF, but in WW1 as well.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 6, 2008

Agent Kearney,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just with the ATF, but also for your service during World War I as well.



July 6, 2007

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