Name: Robert Richard Evans
Date of Birth: 1889
Date of Death: 04/19/1941
Location of Death: Durham, NC
CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH
Special Agent Robert Evans had spent the evening interviewing a suspect at the Rocky Mount Police Department and was returning to Durham, NC. According to several eye-witnesses, at about 11:15 p.m. as Agent Evans drove along Highway 70 outside Durham, a suspected drunk driver cut in front of his government automobile causing a collision. As a result, the government car overturned and Agent Evans was crushed. He died at the scene.
Agent Evans joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 2/6/1931. He served in many different field offices, including Boston, Baltimore, Providence, RI; Roanoke, VA; Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL; and Charlotte and Durham, NC. Agent Evans had previously been involved in several well publicized gunfights with moonshiners. He was considered an outstanding agent. Previously, Agent Evans was a detective with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Police.
Agent Evans was born in Utica, NY. He was survived by his wife, Florence Elizabeth and their daughter, Alona.