Name: Charles Orbra Sterner
Date of Birth: 1887
Date of Death: 06/25/1922
Location of Death: St. Louis, Missouri
CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH
Prohibition Agent Charles Sterner and local officers were searching for moonshine on the grounds of the Sharpshooters Park & Club near St. Louis, MO. As they searched, someone shot at them from a nearby building, seriously wounding Agent Sterner. He was rushed to the local hospital, but died seven days later. Although a number of suspects were immediately rounded up and arrested, the individual responsible for Agent Sterner's death was never identified.
Agent Sterner joined the Prohibition Unit on 1/30/1922, with an annual salary of $1,800.
Agent Sterner was born in Prairie Hill, MO. He was survived by his wife.