Warehouse Agent
Robert Garfield Anderson
Bureau of Internal Revenue, Prohibition Unit (Federal)
Monday, April 16, 1923

Age: 41
Served: 10 months
Badge #:
Panel 5W, Line 11
Panel L33, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, April 16, 1923
12:55 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
5009 Calumet Avenue, Hammond
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Acquitted
Burial Place:
Bethel Cemetery, Bethel

   Warehouse Agent Robert Anderson was shot and killed while assigned to the Hammond Distillery in Hammond.

   As he completed his shift, he encountered five armed suspects who had overpowered the agent relieving him as he passed through the entrance gates.

   The suspects, who apparently were about to steal liquor from the warehouse, shot and killed Agent Anderson before fleeing the scene in an automobile.

   A 28-year-old suspect was later arrested and indicted for murder. At trial, he was subsequently found not guilty by a jury.

   Warehouse Agent Anderson was survived by his wife, daughter and four sons.


The responsibilities of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Prohibition Unit (1920–1926) are now under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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