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Posie L. Flinchum

Name:  Posie Lester Flinchum

Date of Birth:  1885

Date of Death:  06/17/1930

Location of Death:  Goldsboro, NC




Prohibition Agent Posie Flinchum along with Agents Dale, Street and Andrews, were chasing a rum-running car on the highways outside Goldsboro, NC.  As the chase unfolded, the rum-runners began shooting at the Government car.  Several agents were injured during the exchange of gunfire, but Flinchum's was the most serious. Agent Flinchum was taken to Goldsboro Hospital, but died shortly thereafter from the gunshot wounds.


Agent Flinchum joined the Prohibition Unit on 10/20/24, with an annual salary of $1,860. Previously, he was a deputy sheriff in Stokes County, NC.