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Coast Guardsman Sidney C. Sanderlin | United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Coast Guardsman

Sidney C. Sanderlin

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Overseas

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Coast Guardsman Sidney Sanderlin, Coast Guardsman Victor Lamby, and Operative Robert Webster, of the United States Secret Service, were shot and killed by a suspect they had just arrested for rum running near the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas.

One of the suspects turned state's evidence and was sentenced to one year in prison. The other suspect was sentenced to death and hung at the Coast Guard Station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Guardsmen Sanderlin had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by one daughter.

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End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 1927
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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 2, 2013

 

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