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Linsly P. Bulnes

Name:   Linsly Potter Bulnes

Date of Birth:  1901

Date of Death:  01/24/1932

Location of Death:    Dunnsville, NY









Prohibition Agent Linsly Bulnes was traveling to Howe's Cave, NY, to continue an investigation after having been on duty most of the previous 24-hours.  As he drove west on the Western Turnpike, his car swerved to the right onto the soft shoulder of the roadway, struck a tree and turned over. Agent Bulnes suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from Schenectady Hospital.


Agent Bulnes joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 6/22/1931, and was assigned to the Syracuse, NY, field office.  He carried badge #2064. Previously, he served in the U. S. Navy from 1920-1921.


Agent Bulnes was born in New York, New York.  He was survived by his wife and three children, William, Linsly and Lorelei.