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Our History

George A. Droz

Name:  George A. Droz

Date of Birth:  Unknown

Date of Death:  07/12/1929

Location of Death:  Marrero, Louisana

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agent George Droz was among several agents participating in an illicit liquor raid at a farm in Marrero, LA.  While searching the exterior of the residence, Agent Droz fell through a disguised hole in the ground, directly into a vat of boiling mash. Agent Droz received severe scalding and 3rd degree burns.  He was rushed to the local hospital, but died several days later. Two occupants of the house were arrested and agents seized a 150 gallon still and 100 gallons of alcohol.

BACKGROUND

Agent Droz joined the Prohibition Unit on 5/22/1922.