Circumstances of Death
Prohibition Agents Jacob Brandt and Walter Mobray were working undercover trying to purchase liquor from J.W. Buchanan, in Taylor County, FL. After talking with the agents outside his residence, Buchanan went back inside on a ruse of getting the liquor. However, he returned with a shotgun and revolver and shot both agents. Agent Brandt died at the scene. Agent Mobray died four days later in the hospital. Buchanan was arrested and convicted of murder in 1927. He died in prison at the age of 78 years, in 1947.
Agent Brandt was appointed a Prohibition Agent on March 2, 1920, with a salary of $1,800 per year.
Agent Brandt was born in Labing, Denmark.