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Our History

Frederick L. Regan

Name:  Frederick Louis Regan

Date of Birth: 1895

Date of Death: 09/28/1941

Location of Death: Elizabeth City, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Special Agent Fred Regan, accompanied by other agents, raided an illicit distillery hidden deep in the swamps near Elizabeth City, NC.  As the raid unfolded, various suspects ran off in different directions. Agent Regan pursued one suspect through the swamp and eventually captured him.  Shortly thereafter, he suffered severe chest pains.  In order to obtain medical attention, Agent Regan had to walk a considerable distance out of the swamp where he was taken to Elizabeth City hospital. Agent Regan died later that same day.

BACKGROUND

Agent Regan joined the Alcohol Tax Unit on 12/30/1940, and served in offices at Charlotte and Elizabeth City, NC.  He carried badge #807. Previously, he had been a detective with the Boston Police Department for eight years.  He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Navy.

PERSONAL

Agent Regan was born in S. Boston, MA.  He was survived by his wife, Helen.