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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Our History

William M. Pugh

Name:  William Milton Pugh

Date of Birth: 1892

Date of Death: 11/21/1941

Location of Death:  Dyersburg, TN

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Special Agents William Pugh and James Howes seized a still near Dyersburg, TN.  The still operator, Clyde Arwood, was hiding in ambush and shot and killed Agent Pugh using a shotgun.  He also attempted to shoot Agent Howes, but missed. Arwood was later arrested, tried, convicted and electrocuted for the murder of Agent Pugh.

PERSONAL

Agent Pugh was born in Red Bair, AL.  He was survived by his wife, along with his father and mother, James and Minerva (nee Stamphill) Pugh.

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