Federal Prohibition Agent
Lawrence Albert Mommer
Bureau of Prohibition – U.S. Department of the Treasury
Thursday, June 27, 1929

Age: 32
Served: 6 months
Badge #:
Panel 19W, Line 4
Panel L28, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, June 27, 1929
12:45 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Maysville Road north of Fort Wayne
Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:
Scipio
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Saint Vincent Roman Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne

   Federal Prohibition Agent Lawrence Mommer was killed during a vehicle pursuit of suspected bootleggers near Fort Wayne.

   He and other agents were pursuing a vehicle on Maysville Road, about 12 miles north of Fort Wayne. The vehicles were driving side by side at about 10 mph when Agent Mommer attempted to step from the running board of his vehicle onto the other vehicle's running board. As he did so he slipped and fell underneath the vehicle's wheels.

   Agent Mommer was survived by his wife and two daughters.


The responsibilities of the Bureau of Prohibition – U.S. Department of the Treasury (1927–1930) are now under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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