George W. Dykeman

Date of Birth: 
Unknown
Date of Death: 
January 14, 1927
Location of Death: 
West New York, NJ

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent George Dykeman, along with other agents made a large seizure of illicit beer and arrested three suspects at a warehouse in West New York, NJ.  During the arrest, one of the suspects broke free and ran away with Agent Dykeman in pursuit.  As they ran through an alley, Agent Dykeman drew his revolver, but almost immediately fell on the slippery ice.  His gun accidentally discharged, with the bullet striking him in the chest.  Agent Dykeman was immediately rushed to North Hudson Hospital, where he died shortly after his arrival.

Background

Agent Dykeman joined the Prohibition Unit on February 9, 1925, with an annual salary of $1,680.  He served in offices at Columbus, OH, Washington, New York and Newark, NJ.

Personal

Agent Dykeman was born in Boston, MA.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of the Washington Post newspaper article, dated January 15, 1927, titled Capital Dry Officer Killed in New Jersey
Image of the The Lima News newspaper article, dated January 15, 1927, titled Dry Agent Shot
Image of the Syracuse Herald newspaper article, dated January 15, 1927, titled Dry Agent Falls After Raids, Gun Goes Off; Killed
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