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Louis M. Davies

Name:  Louis M. Davies

Date of Birth:  1900

Date of Death:  01/14/1930

Location of Death:  Pamlico County, NC

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agents Louis Davies and A. D. Mosley raided an illicit distillery on a farm in Pamlico County, NC.  During the raid, the agents observed two still hands and although one escaped, the other, Solomon Guion, was arrested. While the agents were destroying the still, Guion somehow managed to get free and grabbed Agent Davies' gun and shot him.  Agent Davies died at the scene. Guion escaped and despite a massive manhunt and the arrests of additional suspects, he was never found.

BACKGROUND

Agent Davies joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 12/1/1928.  He carried badge #344.

PERSONAL

Agent Davies was born in Cleveland, OH.  He was survived by his wife, Miriam and their four children:  Doris, George, Grace and Louis.

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