Charles F. Cooley, Jr.

Date of Birth: 
1892
Date of Death: 
July 30, 1929
Location of Death: 
Malvern, AR

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent Charles Foster Cooley, Jr., was driving to Malvern, AR, to appear as a witness in a State liquor case.   As he reached the top of a high grade on the public highway, two vehicles approached, one trying to pass the other.  In order to avoid a head-on collision, Agent Cooley was forced to go into a ditch, but his car skidded and flipped over.  Agent Cooley was killed instantly.

Background

Agent Cooley joined the Prohibition Unit on April 13, 1922.  Previously, he was a deputy sheriff in Arkansas.  Agent Cooley proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War and also in World War I.

Personal

Agent Cooley was born in Fredonia Station, WI.  He was single.

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