Name: Earl Raymond Harrouff
Date of Birth: 1894
Date of Death: 01/12/1950
Location of Death: Cameron, Missouri
CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH
Special Agents Earl Harrouff and Gus Gehlbach had completed a National Firearms Act investigation and were returning to Kansas City, MO. As they drove along a highway near the City of Cameron, their vehicle was involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer truck. The government vehicle went into a skid, crossed the road and crashed into a ditch. Agent Harrouff was thrown from the car and died enroute to the local hospital. Agent Gehlbach suffered severe injuries, but survived.
Agent Harrouff joined the Prohibition Unit on 10/28/1922, serving as a junior chemist at the Little Rock, AR, laboratory. He became a special agent in September 1935 and served in offices at St. Louis and Kansas City. He carried badge #340. Previously, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served from 1917-1918 in a chemical warfare unit.
Agent Harrouff was born in Coats, KS. He was survived by his wife, Louise.