Mafia Cop Killers in Akron: The Gang War before Prohibition

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From 1917 to 1919, terror struck the streets of Akron. As soldiers marched off to World War I and Spanish influenza ravaged the community, police officers faced a sinister threat. Murderous kingpin Rosario Borgia placed a bounty on officers' heads for interfering with his criminal enterprises. Gangsters gunned down seven cops, killing five, in a series of brazen attacks over fifteen months. Author Mark J. Price chronicles the crimes, victims, gangsters and the relentless pursuit of justice.
ISBN: 9781467137843
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: True Crime
Images: 57
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mark J. Price is an award-winning journalist from Akron, Ohio. A 1981 graduate of Akron North High School, he earned his journalism degree from Kent State University in 1985. He has worked as a copy editor and staff writer for the Akron Beacon Journal since 1997. Before that, he worked as a copy editor, columnist and features editor at the Canton Repository. He is the author of The Rest Is History: True Tales from Akron's Vibrant Past (The University of Akron Press, 2012) and Lost Akron (The History Press, 2015). He and his wife, Susan, live in Hinckley, Ohio, with their puppy girl, Cinders, and bunny girl, Katie.
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