Louis M. Davies

Date of Birth: 
1900
Date of Death: 
January 14, 1930
Location of Death: 
Pamlico County, NC

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agents Louis Davies and A. D. Mosley raided an illicit distillery on a farm in Pamlico County, NC.  During the raid, the agents observed two still hands and although one escaped, the other, Solomon Guion, was arrested. While the agents were destroying the still, Guion somehow managed to get free, grab Agent Davies' gun and shoot him.  Agent Davies died at the scene.  Guion escaped and despite a massive manhunt and the arrests of additional suspects, he was never found.

Background

Agent Davies joined the Bureau of Prohibition on December 1, 1928.  He carried badge #344.

Personal

Agent Davies was born in Cleveland, OH.  He was survived by his wife, Miriam; and their four children: Doris, George, Grace and Louis.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of Louis M. Davies oath of office document
Image of a telegram regarding the death of Louis M. Davies
Last Reviewed August 19, 2015