Wanted by the FBI / Captured by G-Men

Wanted by the FBI / Captured by G-Men (HM21A2)

Location: West College Corner, IN 47003 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.988', W 84° 49.125'

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Wanted by the FBI
On August 16, 1935, FBI Special Agents Nelson B. Klein and Donald C. McGovern spotted car thief George W. Barrett here. Barrett, a convicted criminal, ran a scam stealing cars, altering them, then selling them. He transported cars over state lines, violating National Motor Vehicle Theft Act, passed in 1919. The federal law helped catch many criminals in 1920's and 1930's.

Captured by G-Men

Klein called upon Barrett to surrender. Barrett opened fire near here, killing Klein and getting wounded himself. A 1934 law made killing a government agent a federal offense, punishable by death. Barrett was tried and convicted in Indianapolis and hanged March 24, 1936.
HM NumberHM21A2
Year Placed2017
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687371 N 4381913
Decimal Degrees39.56646667, -84.81875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.988', W 84° 49.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 59.28" N, 84° 49' 7.5" W
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Area Code(s)765
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 306 Church St, West College Corner IN 47003, US
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