Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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, from Richmond, was survived by his wife, five sons, two daughters, mother and two brothers.
The responsibilities of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Prohibition Unit – U.S. Department of the Treasury (1920–1926) are now under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – U.S. Department of Justice.