Milton Rogers

Picture of Special Agent Milton Henry Rogers
Date of Birth: 
1896
Date of Death: 
July 12, 1948
Location of Death: 
Knox County, TN
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Circumstances of Death

Special Agents Milton Henry Rogers, Roy Tubb, Fred Ingley and Herman Bomar were planning to raid an illicit distillery in the Bluegrass section of Knox County, TN.  As the agents exited their vehicles and entered the woods to reach the still, Agent Rogers suddenly fell to the ground.  All attempts by his fellow agents to revive him were unsuccessful.  Agent Rogers died from a massive heart attack.

Background

Agent Rogers joined the Bureau of Prohibition on April 7, 1930.  He was assigned to field offices in Chattanooga, Memphis, Athens and Knoxville, TN.  He carried badge #1840.  Agent Rogers proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1915 to 1927.

Personal

Agent Rogers was born in Victoria, TX.  He was survived by his wife, Mabel.

Last Reviewed August 19, 2015