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George W. Dykeman

Name:  George W. Dykeman

Date of Birth:  Unknown

Date of Death:  01/14/1927

Location of Death:  West New York, NJ

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agent George Dykeman, along with other agents made a large seizure of illicit beer and arrested three suspects at a warehouse in West New York, NJ.  During the arrest, one of the suspects broke free and ran away, with Agent Dykeman in pursuit. As they ran through an alley, Agent Dykeman drew his revolver, but almost immediately fell on the slippery ice.  His gun accidentally discharged, with the bullet striking him in the chest. Agent Dykeman was immediately rushed to North Hudson Hospital, but died shortly after his arrival.

BACKGROUND

Agent Dykeman joined the Prohibition Unit on 2/9/1925, with an annual salary of $1,680.  He served in offices at Columbus, OH; Washington, New York and Newark, NJ.

PERSONAL

Agent Dykeman was born in Boston, MA.

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