James L. Molloy

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January 31, 1939
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Circumstances of Death

On December 30, 1938, Special Agent James Logan Molloy was driving his government vehicle, a 1938 Ford Coach, when the car went into a skid on an icy roadway. The vehicle crashed through a bridge railing and fell approximately 20 feet, seriously injuring him. Although quickly hospitalized, Agent Molloy died one month later.


Agent Molloy joined the Prohibition Unit on February 4, 1920, and served in offices in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was among the first new agents hired to enforce the National Prohibition Laws. Previously, he had worked as a police officer and deputy sheriff.


Agent Molloy was born in Spencer, Tennessee. He was survived by his wife and children, Robert, Ryden and Helen.

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