Circumstances of Death
Prohibition Agent Robert Duff, accompanied by other agents and local officers, was searching for stills in Menifee County, KY. During the search, they came upon a log house and the distinctive odor of "mash" was evident. As the agents attempted to open the front door, it suddenly burst open and a volley of shots was fired at the agents. Agent Duff was killed instantly. A member of the notorious Ballard family was held responsible for the killing.
Agent Duff joined the Prohibition Unit on October 28, 1921, with an annual salary of $1,800.
Agent Duff was born in Bath, KY. He was survived by his wife.