Linsly P. Bulnes

Image of Special Agent Linsly Potter Bulness
Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
January 24, 1932
Location of Death: 
Dunnsville, NY

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent Linsly Bulnes was traveling to Howe's Cave, NY, to continue an investigation after having been on duty most of the previous 24-hours.  As he drove west on the Western Turnpike, his car swerved to the right onto the soft shoulder of the roadway, struck a tree and turned over.  Agent Bulnes suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from Schenectady Hospital.


Agent Bulnes joined the Bureau of Prohibition on June 22, 1931, and was assigned to the Syracuse, NY, field office.  He carried badge #2064. Previously, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1920-1921.


Agent Bulnes was born in New York, NY.  He was survived by his wife and three children, William, Linsly and Lorelei.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of newspaper article with headline: Dry Agent Dies in Car Crash
Last Reviewed August 20, 2015