Oscar C. Hanson

No Image of the Agent Available
Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
March 28, 1928
Location of Death: 
Humboldt, SD

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent Oscar Carl Hanson and Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward F. Flannary were riding in a Government vehicle when they were struck by a train at a railroad crossing in Humboldt, SD.  Both men were killed instantly.  Weather, snow and sleet, was considered a major factor leading up to this accident.


Agent Hanson joined the Prohibition Unit on November 2, 1925, with an annual salary of $1,860.  He was assigned to the office in Watertown, SD.


Agent Hanson was born in La Crosse, WI.  He was survived by his wife and their eight children.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of The Bismark Tribune article with the headline, Two Officers Killed
Image of a telegram regarding the death of Oscar C. Hanson
Last Reviewed September 23, 2016