Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Federal Prohibition Agent Lawrence Mommer was killed during a vehicle pursuit of suspected bootleggers near Fort Wayne.
He and two other agents were pursuing a truck 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 truck's running board. As he did so he slipped and fell underneath the vehicle's wheels.
He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne where he died.
It was determined the truck driver was not carrying any liquor and he was exonerated.
Federal Prohibition Agent Mommer, from Fort Wayne, was assigned to the Columbus Office in Ohio. He was survived by his expectant wife, 8-year-old son, 5-year-old daughter, three brothers and two sisters.