Merimon H. Barnes

Picture of Special Agent Merimon H Barnes
Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
April 24, 1949
Location of Death: 
Jackson County, FL
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Circumstances of Death

Special Agent Merimon Barnes was found dead in the woods near his government vehicle in Jackson County, Florida. He had left his home to meet a confidential informant and at some point, had apparently stopped to rest. Agent Barnes' death was ruled a heart attack.


Agent Barnes joined the Bureau of Prohibition on October 1, 1930, and served in Cleveland, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; and Tampa, Florida. He carried badge #1650. Prior to becoming an agent, he was a teacher in the Washington, DC public schools.


Agent Barnes was born in Muscadine, Alabama. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Associated Artifacts: 
Merimon Barnes disappearance notification telegram
Last Reviewed July 17, 2020