Levi G. Trexler

Image of Prohibition Agent Levi Gladstone Trexler
Date of Birth: 
1897
Date of Death: 
March 31, 1933
Location of Death: 
Spray, NC

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agents Levi Trexler and L. C. Felts were patrolling the roadways around Rockingham County, NC, for liquor transporters.  They observed a suspicious vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and began a pursuit.  The chase continued for many miles and as the government car rounded a curve in the road they lost control, the car went into a spin and overturned.  Agent Trexler suffered a crushed skull and died at the scene.  Agent Felts suffered a broken shoulder and several bruises.  The identity of the suspect vehicle was never determined.

Background

Agent Trexler joined the Prohibition Unit on March 1922, with an annual salary of $1,500.  He carried badge #1420.

Personal

Agent Trexler was born in Gold Hill, NC.  He was survived by his wife, Sarah and their daughter, Margaret.

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