Annals of Crime #37


Original Caption:

Bangor -- Two Indiana gangsters, Al Brady, 27 - the Midwest's current Public Enemy No. 1 - and his lieutenant, Clarence Lee Shaffer, Jr., 21, who had been hunted by Federal agents for several murders and scores of bank robberies, were slain by G-Men in a furious street battle in Bangor, Maine, October 12th. An accomplice, James Dalhover, 30, of Madison, Indiana, was captured, and G-Man Walter Walsh, 28, of Washington, was wounded. Here is the scene in Main Street after the battle. Brady, foreground, and Shaffer lie dead across trolley tracks. (1937)

4 comments:

swac said...

I know that intersection well, thanks to numerous cross-border shopping trips with my parents as a kid. I don't think it looks a whole lot different now, minus the trolley tracks.

If only there was a Moxie billboard in the background...

R.H. said...

Poor buggers.

Sam Colt wins again.

aldiboronti said...

Hmmm, I'd say the public wins again. These guys were stone-cold killers.

cathyig said...

I am Dalhovers granddaughter and Shafers great niece, kudo's to Walter Walsh.