Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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.
He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne where he died.
Agent Mommer was survived by his wife and three 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 – U.S. Department of Justice.