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Photograph of Hubert J. Treacy, Jr.

1913 - 1942

On March 13, 1942, Special Agent Hubert J. Treacy, Jr., was murdered by two Army deserters in an Abingdon, Virginia, gun battle. SAs Treacy and Charles L. Tignor approached two soldiers from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, to question them in an Abingdon restaurant. The fugitives opened fire without warning. SA Treacy was killed almost instantly, and SA Tignor was seriously wounded. The soldiers, Charles J. Lovett, age 21, and James Edward Testerman, age 22, were captured by FBI Agents and local officers a few hours after the shooting.

SA Treacy was born in New York City in January of 1913. He attended Fordham College in New York for one semester in 1932 before transferring to Georgetown University in Washington D.C. SA Treacy entered on duty with the FBI in April of 1941.

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