John M. Mulcahy

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Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
September 3, 1925
Location of Death: 
Westford, MA

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent John Mulcahy, accompanied by State officers, was attempting to search a house suspected of containing smuggled liquor at Flushing Point, Westford, MA.  As the officers attempted to enter the house, six rifle shots were fired, seriously wounding Agent Mulcahy.  Agent Mulcahy was rushed to St. John's Hospital in Lowell, MA, but died the following day from the wounds.  A suspect, Joseph Mailbot, was arrested and later confessed to the shooting.


Agent Mulcahy joined the Prohibition Unit on August 17, 1924, with an annual salary of $1,860.


Agent Mulcahy was born in Spencer, MA.  He was survived by his wife, Margaret.

Associated Artifacts: 
Oath of Office for John Mulcahy
Telegram announcing the death of John Mulcahy
Last Reviewed September 23, 2016