this day in crime history: june 17, 1933

On this date in 1933, outlaw, and former lawman, Verne Miller, along with bank robbers Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd and Adam Richetti, attempted to free Frank “Jelly” Nash from Federal custody in Kansas City. A gunfight ensued, leaving three police officers, an FBI Agent, and Frank Nash dead.

FBI History: Famous Cases Kansas City Massacre – Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd

Wikipedia: Kansas City Massacre

Movie: The Kansas City Massacre (1975)

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2 thoughts on “this day in crime history: june 17, 1933

  1. John D.:
    Figured that Verne would live for another day (though not that many after this)…he was quite the “wheel-man” in his day (and a former lawman, as I recall).

    Really good story.
    Stay safe out there.

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