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Whiskey and Blood: The Story of Four Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Killed by Bootleggers During Prohibition

A naked killer flees from police, a shootout on Main Street, a fight between police and bootleggers on the running board of a fast-moving Ford Model T, and courtroom drama which went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution spawned an era of lawlessness. Bootleggers and law enforcement officers fought what seemed like a never ending battle, and many people died as a result. In the middle of the prohibition era, four Louisiana officers were killed in the line of duty while enforcing prohibition laws in a two week period. Whiskey and Blood is the shocking but true story of the events leading up to the deaths of officers Neill Yarborough, Sample Toms, Sam Duhon and W.E. Collins, and the aftermath which followed.

Whiskey and Blood: The Story of Four Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Killed..

  • Brad Dison is a columnist and podcaster of his featured series "Remember This?" Brad earned a bachelors degree in history from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, and a masters degree in history from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Brad has published articles in scholarly journals and newspapers. He received the Overdyke Award for historical research and writing.

  • ISBN: 1549656112
    8.5 x 5.5 Paperback
    86 Pages
    Published: September 19, 2017

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