this day in crime history: june 17, 1933

On this date in 1933, three men — believed to be 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)

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

  1. John D.:
    We know Verne Miller got away.
    They said he was one of the best “wheelmen” in that era.

    At least Nash was “freed”, to meet his maker.
    Good story.
    Stay safe out there.

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