Levi G. Trexler

Image of Prohibition Agent Levi Gladstone Trexler
Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
March 31, 1933
Location of Death: 
Spray, NC
Image of the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms badge

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.


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


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

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016