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Walter C. Guinn

Name:  Walter C. Guinn

Date of Birth:  1879

Date of Death: 01/28/1941

Location of Death:  Atlanta, Georgia




Special Agent Walter Guinn, while driving his government vehicle in downtown Atlanta, was involved in an accident with a trackless trolley.  Although quickly rushed to the local hospital, he died shortly thereafter. Investigating officers suspected that the crash was preceded by a possible heart attack and that Agent Guinn was not conscious at the time of the accident.


Agent Guinn joined the Prohibition Unit on 6/24/1922.  He served in offices at Ft. Worth, New Orleans and Atlanta. Agent Guinn served with several other government agencies prior to 1922.


Agent Guinn was born in Paris, TN.  He was survived by his wife, their son, L. F. Guinn and a daughter, Mrs. H. A. Sanders.