Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Workday Wednesday - Moonshine Buster

It was after the great depression that the grandfather I never knew, William Phillip Roesch (1893-1960) known as Bill became a county police officer.  During this period he drove a motorcycle and would give his daughter Elsie (my mother) rides in the sidecar.

During prohibition, there was little enforcement of an unpopular federal law to shut down moonshine operations.  But, as soon as a tax was to be collected on whisky, enforcement became more profitable for the local governments.

Shutting down Moonshine Operation

Bill eventually became a sheriff's deputy and in that capacity closing down moonshine operations was one of the many duties he performed.

1 comment:

  1. Kathryn,
    Thanks for joining in on "Workday Wednesday." Although I have a few relatives who were in law enforcement, I suspect more were on the other side of the law, especially during Prohibition!

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