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 Herman Edward Hollis

Herman Edward Hollis

Birth
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 Nov 1934 (aged 31)
Barrington, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block: B Lot: 46
Memorial ID 5743 · View Source
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US Federal Agent. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he was sworn in as criminal special agent for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, in August of 1927. On November 27, 1934, while pursuing members of the John Dillinger Gang, he with another FBI Agent pulled over gangster Lester Joseph Gillis, known as "Baby Face Nelson" near Barrington, Illinois. The agents had forced the suspect's car into a ditch in an arrest attempt when a gun fight ensued. The suspect came out of the ditch firing a Thompson sub-machine gun, fatally wounding both agents, but the agents were able to return fire killing "Baby Face Nelson" as well. Hollis is a member of the FBI Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Edward Hollis (27 Jan 1903–27 Nov 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5743, citing Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .